As the candidate qualifying period drew to a close on Friday, several political hopefuls cast their hats into the ring for the July 20 primary.
In the school board district 1 race, Blake Foster joined local business owner Jacquelin Twiss in challenging incumbent Randall Holland.
For the school board district 4 seat, Beverly Kelley and Will Dunn qualified to run against incumbent Larry Ballard.
Though school board district 9 incumbent Mark Still will not have a Republican challenger in the primary, he will face off against Rushia Cooper in the November general election. Cooper was the sole Democrat to qualify for any of the local commission or school board races.
Two Republicans qualified earlier this week to compete against school board district 7 incumbent Dan Cromer. Duwayne Anderson and Dexter Sullivan qualified for the race on Monday.
Of the school board seats up for grabs, only district 3 school board member Connie Wehunt will be unopposed during the primary.
Three county commissioners are also up for reelection this year. Only one, district 5 commissioner Billy Parks, remained unchallenged as qualifying ended.
School board district 4 candidate Will Dunn (left) and school board district 1 candidate Blake Foster (right) were among the four Republicans who qualified Friday.
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