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State officials face election opposition
Qualifying deadline is this Thursday
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The deadline looms to qualify for School Board and state offices with Thursday being the cut-off to return papers and run for office.
In the area of School Board, incumbents Bill Zechman of the 2nd District, and Tanya Bess of the 4th District, have qualified to seek re-election. They are presently facing no opposition.
In the 6th District, present School Board chair Scott Holmes has yet to qualify to run for another term. Instead, Teddy Jones has qualified and presently faces no opposition.
Deadline to qualify for School Board and state offices up for election this year is at noon, Thursday, April 7.
Along with three School Board races nearing deadline are the two state representative spots that serve Warren County. In the 47th District, incumbent Judd Matheny has qualified and will be challenged by fellow Republican Steve R. Lynn. The district includes Coffee and part of Warren County.
In the 43rd District, Kevin Dunlap of McMinnville will be seeking a second term as a Democrat and will be challenged by Republican Claude Samuel Elder of White County. The district includes White, Grundy and part of Warren County.
For state Senate in the 16th District, incumbent Republican Janice Bowling has qualified to run. She is likely to be challenged by other candidates in the multi-county district, one of whom may be from Warren County.
County Commissioner Michael Shane Wilcher, a Republican, has picked up papers and is eyeing a run against Bowling.