Clerk’s race gets fourth candidate

DTL Staff
Staff Writer

A fourth candidate joins what is becoming a crowded field for the open Clay County Circuit Court job being vacated by incumbent Bob Harrell.

16th District Drug Court Coordinator Kim Brown Hood, who previously worked for Judge Kim Kitchens and the district attorney’s office, qualified late Tuesday afternoon.

Hood, who lives on East Main Street in West Point, joins Wendy Fuller, a former Clay County Election Commissioner, long-time Deputy Clerk Barbara Jean Spraggins, and former Justice Court judge candidate Jimmy Taggart in the race.

Qualifying opened Jan. 2 and continues until 5 p.m. March 1.

The Democratic and Republican primaries are Aug. 6 with runoffs three weeks later if necessary. The winners of the party nominations face off in the Nov. 5 general election and take office Jan. 1, 2020.
All the candidates who qualified so far are running as Democrats.
Other qualifiers include:

District 1 Supervisor: Incumbent Lynn Horton, Henry “Gene” Brown and Marion McClenton.

District 2 Supervisor: Incumbent Luke Lummus.

District 3 Supervisor: Incumbent R.B. Davis, Willie S. “Lobo” Dean, and Heath Donahoo.

District 4 Supervisor: Incumbent Shelton Deanes.

District 5 Supervisor: Incumbent Joe Chandler, Jimmy McKee, and Bill Tribble.

Sheriff: Incumbent Eddie Scott, Department of Corrections probation officer Jeremiah Slaten.

Chancery Court Clerk: Incumbent Amy Berry.

Tax Assessor: Deputy Tax Assessor Porsha Johnson Lee.

Coroner: Incumbent Alvin Carter.

Justice Court judges: Incumbents Chris McBrayer and Thomas Hampton.

County Prosecutor: Incumbent Michelle Easterling.

Constables: Incumbents Sherman Ivy and Lewis Stafford.