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Probate judge races highlight primary election


By Alton Mitchell
Alabama’s 2018 prima

ry election is right around
the coroner and as the
election draws near candi-
dates from around the area
are gearing up and putting
out their last-minute
pitches to draw voters into
their corner. While some
state level elections are
on the ballot several more
impactful races are up for
grabs right here locally in
Chambers County.
The June 5th primary
election will carry several
races with it according to
information released by
the Alabama Secretary of
State’s office. The elec

tions include Alabama’s
House of Representatives
for District 38. Alabama
Senate for District 13.
Voters will also be asked
to vote for their candidate
for Circuit Court Judge for
Circuit 5, place 2.
The Circuit Clerk for
Chambers County is also
up for grabs in the primary
election. Another closely
watched local race will be
for District Court Judge
of Chambers County.
Chambers County voters
will also decide on the
State Executive Commit-
tee member. The Alabama
Secretary of State lists
numerous candidates for
each of these offices based
upon political party align-
The Alabama House
of Representative pri-
mary race for District 38,
vacated by Isaac Whorton
will be between Debbie
Wood, and Todd Rauch,
on the Republican side.
The State Senator for
District 13 has a three-
way Republican primary
race between Randy Price,
Mike Sparks, and Jim
The race for Circuit
Court Judge will feature
the candidates Issac Whor-
ton and Mike Segrest.
The race for District
Court Judge in Cham-
bers County will also be
closely watched as Calvin
Milford will be featured as
the lone candidate on the
ballot for that race.
One of the most
contested positions is that
of Probate Judge. Voters
on the Republican primary
side will choose between
Cary Baldwin and Paul
Story. On the Democratic
side, incumbent Brandi
Easlick is being chal-
lenged by Susan Harmon.
Also contested is the
position of coroner. Demo-
crat Jeff Jones, incumbent
is being challenged in the
primary by Mike Cox.
Those wishing to vote
in the election must be
registered no later than
May 21, 2018. The elec

tion is set to be held on
June 5th, 2018 and if a
runoff for any race is
required it will be held on
July 17th, 2018. Polls will
be open from 7 a.m. to 7
p.m. on June 5th, 2018 for
the election.