By David Howell
WATER VALLEY – Two former supervisors have qualified to run for their old supervisor job in District 4 against incumbent Timothy Booker. George Suggs, who held the position from 2005 to 2016, turned in his qualifying paperwork last week. Freddie Winters, who served three terms before Suggs, qualified a week earlier.
Suggs, Booker and Winters are all running on the Democratic ticket. A fourth candidate has also qualified for District 4, Curtis Hames, who is running on the Republican ticket. The field of four marks the most activity for a county position, but there is five weeks remaining until the March 1 qualifying deadline.
Another former elected officials has also qualified for his old seat. Brent Anderson, who served as District One Constable from 2012 to 2015, when he resigned from his position, qualified last week. Incumbent Ralph Horton has also qualified for a second term. Horton and Anderson are both running as Democrats.
Suggs and Anderson are the only two new candidates who have qualified that were not previously reported in the Herald.
Other candidates who have qualified include:
Chancery Court Clerk – Amy F. McMinn;
Circuit Court Clerk – Daryl Burney;
Constable District 1 – Ralph A. Horton I;
Constable District 2 – Randy Simmons;
Coroner – Ronnie Stark;
Justice Court Judge District 1 – Janet Ross Caulder;
Justice Court Judge District 2 – Trent Howell, Tommy Defer and Calvin Hawkins;
Sheriff – Anthony “Tony” Potts, Roger L. Pollan and William F. “Lance” Humphreys;
Supervisor District 1 – Cayce Washington;
Supervisor District 2 – Kenneth E. Rogers;
Supervisor District 3 – Kenny Harmon and Jacob Pryor
Supervisor District 5 – Gaylon Gray.
All of the listed candidates are running as Democrats except Howell, who is running as an independent.