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January 16, 2014

UPDATE: Yarbrough, Shannon seek Limestone Commission seats

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Shannon

Shannon said he had considered running for a commission seat several years ago but enjoyed serving as a school board member too much. Now, he believes the time is right for him to seek a seat on the commission and leave the school board for a “younger person.”

“I was fortunate enough to serve 12 years in the schools and I thought (about a run for County Commission) I’m gonna give it a shot. I’m gonna be active until I die.”

About his decision to change political parties, which many Limestone residents have done over the years, he said, “I didn’t leave the Democratic Party, they left me.” He added, “I have a lot of good friends who are Democrats, so I am not criticizing them.”

Shannon is the only known candidate in Limestone County to have won an election as a write-in candidate, which he did in 2002 for his current school board seat.

Nevertheless, Shannon said he would not worry about party affiliation if elected commissioner.

“I would just serve the people, not worry about the party,” he said. “Whatever I can do for people — if its legal and I have the money to do it, I’ll do it.”

Qualifying

Qualifying opened Monday for Republicans in Limestone. Qualifying for Democratic candidates will begin at 6 p.m. Jan. 23, when the party holds its traditional chili supper at the Limestone County Sheriff’s Rodeo Arena, Party Chairman Ron Gatlin said Thursday. A notary and all of the necessary forms will be available at the event, he said.

Qualifying ends for both major parties Feb. 7.

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