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Qualifying deadline to run for District 2 seat is Sept. 14

The deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 14 at noon to be considered for a chance at an open District 2 Warren County Commission seat. 

“We are only accepting people running as Independents,” said election administrator Susie Davenport.  “Parties will select their nominee through caucuses.” 

Caucuses are a local gathering of voters, Republican or Democrat, who meet to select a nominee to unite behind. Caucuses are less common than primaries, but are essentially the same. 

“Anyone who requests to run as a party nominee cannot run as an Independent, because they lost in the primaries (caucus),” said Davenport. 

Warren County Commissioners accepted the resignation of Scottie Keel on Thursday, Sept. 1. Sommer Walker picked up qualifying papers the next day. She received 257 votes on Aug. 4, making her the third vote-getter in a field of six. 

As of Tuesday morning of this week, no other papers were out. 

The Republican Party will hold its caucus on Monday, Sept. 12 at 5:30 p.m. in the gymnasium of Westwood Church of Christ.  

The Democratic Party has yet to announce if it will hold a caucus.