By Jean Cole
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:
• Mike Blakely, incumbent, Democrat
• Eric Smith, Republlican
• 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.