Elliott to run for re-election on Russell County School Board

Russell County school board member Dillie Elliott will be running for re-election this year.

Elliott, a Democrat, has qualified to run for the District 1: Ladonia seat on the board.

She has served in that position for since 2002. Elliott has also previously worked as an administrative assistant for the board of education and also for the county commission.

No one has qualified to run against her.

The deadline to turn in qualifying forms for Republicans ends Friday, March 28 at 5 p.m. Democrats have until April 4 at 5 p.m.

Candidates must be residents of the county, be in good standing with the community and have at least a high school diploma. No member of the board may be an employee of the system, under personal or financial contract with the system or be subject to the board's authority.

Members serve for six-year terms and board elections operate on three different cycles. There is no limit to how many times a board member can be re-elected. Board members receive a stipend of $600 a month.

The qualifying fee to run is $144.

Two Democratic candidates have already declared their intentions to run for the other seat on the board up for election, the District 7: At Large position.

Larry Laney, a former Muscogee County principal will be running against incumbent Alphonso Johnson in the primary election on June 3.