St. Clair County Republicans announce election qualifiers in second week of qualifying | News

The St. Clair Republican Party says several people have qualified to run for various offices in St. Clair County.

This week, the party said incumbent St. Clair County Commission Chairman Paul Manning and former Chairman Stan Batemen have both qualified to run for chairman. Jeff Brown also qualified to run for Commission District 1.

In school races, Justin Burns qualified for St. Clair County Superintendent. Dwayne “Bogie” Lovell qualified for School Board Seat 3, which represents Ragland, and incumbent Bill Morris qualified for Seat 4, which is a loose seat.

The party said the incumbent, Dennis Russell, is the only person qualified for the St. Clair County coroner.

Holder Billy Murray is also the only one to qualify for the position of sheriff.

As for statewide races, longtime St. Clair County Board of Education member and former superintendent Marie Manning qualified for the Alabama Board of Education Place. 6. Pell City Attorney Lance Bell has qualified to fill incumbent Senator Jim Mcclendon’s seat in the Alabama Senate.

Rounding out the current list of qualifiers, St. Clair County Reps. Randy Wood, Craig Lipscomb, Jim Hill and Dickie Drake have all qualified to run for re-election. All four are the only Republicans running for their respective seats.

Taylor Mitchell is a Daily Home reporter covering Pell City.

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