All local state delegates qualify for May 20 primaries

mowen@ledger-enquirer.comMarch 6, 2014 

All members of the local legislative delegation have qualified for the May 20 primaries, according to documents filed with the Secretary of State.

So far no one faces opposition in the primary, and only District 137 State Rep. Debbie Buckner has opposition in the November General Election. Buckner, a Democrat, will face attorney Stacey Jackson, a Republican.

Incumbent State Reps. John Pezold (R-133), Richard Smith (R-134), Calvin Smyre (D-135), Carolyn Hugley (D-136), and incumbent State Sens. Ed Harbison (D-15) and Josh McKoon (R-29) have qualified without opposition.

There were only two qualifiers for the May 20 local nonpartisan elections Thursday. Xavier McCaskey, who lists himself as a psychotherapist and paralegal on his qualifying affidavit, is opposing Mimi Woodson for her District 7 seat on Columbus Council. Owen Ditchfield, who is seeking the at-large seat on the Muscogee County School Board, will face Kia Chambers and Nate Sanderson.

Qualifying closes at noon on Friday.

Others who have qualified for the May 20 local nonpartisan elections are listed below.



Mayor: Incumbent Teresa Tomlinson, Colin Martin

State Court judge: Incumbent Andy Prather


District 1: Incumbent Pop Barnes, Zeph Baker

District 3: Bruce Huff

District 5: Mike Baker

District 7: Mimi Woodson, Xavier McCaskey

District at large: Incumbent Judy Thomas, Felicia Hamilton

School board

District 2: Incumbent John Wells, John “Bart” Steed, John Thomas

District 4: Incumbent Naomi Buckner

District 6: Incumbent Mark Cantrell

District 8: Incumbent Beth Harris, Frank Myers

At-large District: Nate Sanderson, Kia Chambers, Owen Ditchfield


School board

District 2: Morgan Marlowe

District 7: LaTrenda Tyler-Jones


District 1: Incumbent Charles Wyatt (R)

District 2: Andrew Sivell (R)

District 3: Incumbent Becky Langston, Marcus Bice (R)



Post 3: Incumbent Gerald Douglas

Post 4: Incumbent Walter F. Rosso

Post 5: Incumbent Donald Moore

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