The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

January 24, 2014

5 more candidates qualify to run for local offices in 2014

By Jean Cole
jean@athensnews-courier.com

— Four Democrats and one Republican have been added to the list of men running for local offices in the June 3 primary election.

Limestone County offices up for election in the primary include sheriff, coroner, commission chairman, commission districts 1 and 3 and school board districts 4 and 5. The District 5 seat in the Alabama House of Representatives is also up for election this year, among many other seats.

As of Friday evening, the following local candidates had qualified to run in the above races:

Limestone sheriff

• Mike Blakely, incumbent, Democrat

• Eric Smith, Republlican

Limestone coroner

• Mike West, incumbent, Democrat

Limestone commission chairman

• Stanley Menefee, incumbent, Republican

• Mark Yarbrough, Republican

Limestone commission District 1

• Daryl Sammet, Republican

• James Shannon, Republican

Limestone commission District 3

• Jason Black, Republican

• Hollis Hogan, Republican

• James “Curtis” Turner, Democrat

Limestone school board District 4

• Edward Winter, Republican

Limestone school board District 5

• Bradley Young, Republican

Alabama House District 5

• Henry White, Democrat



See Sunday’s print edition of The News Courier for more detailed stories on the latest candidates.