State Sen. Ed Harbison received a challenger in his bid to continue serving District 15.
Reginald "Reggie" Pugh, 54, qualified Tuesday as a Democrat for the state senate seat. President and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Columbus, Pugh will face off against Harbison, D-Columbus, in the July 15 primary.
State Sen. Seth Harp, R-Columbus, also qualified Tuesday. He currently has no opponents.
District Attorney Gray Conger also chose the second day of qualification to throw his hat in the ring. Conger, 62, qualified as a Republican to retain his office. He currently has no challengers.
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Lee Ferrell, 57, of Albany qualified Tuesday against U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop, congressman for the 2nd Congressional District. Ferrell lists his occupation as a disabled veteran.
Local Democratic candidates can qualify for offices from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Friday at the Columbus Community Center. Alice Pate, chairwoman of the Muscogee County Democratic Committee, can be reached at 706-494-3740.
Republicans can qualify from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Thursday and 9 a.m.-noon Friday at local Republican headquarters, 3707 University Ave. The headquarters can be reached at 706-507-1785 and 706-507-1364.