Martin announces her race for reelection

Peggy Martin, the District 3 commissioner for Russell County, announced Tuesday she plans to seek a second four-year term on the body.

"It's beem a real pleasure, an honor and a challenge to represent the people of District 3 for the last four years," said Martin, 70, a Republican and a former Phenix City mayor. "I would hope they would see fit to elect me again."

Martin's anouncement continued the gradual shaping up of the June 3 primary election slate as candidates toss their hats into the ring during the month-long qualifying period.

The deadline for qualifying is March 28 at 5 p.m. EDT for the GOP; the Democratic deadline is a week later at 5 p.m. April 4.

Martin is currently unopposed in District 3, one of the three primarily urban districts in the county. She defeated incumbent Cecil McLemore in the 2004 election.

She lost a race against longtime state Sen. Ted Little, D-Auburn, during the 2006 election.