More People Announce For County and State Office To Be Elected In Year 2022Rickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Jun 03 2021 5:59 PM
HOUSTON COUNTY: The Republican Primary for County and State Offices in Alabama are May of 2022. Yes, a little less than one year from now.
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has announced this week she plans to seek re-election as Governor. When about nine were in the race for Alabama Governor Robert Bentley and Kay Ivey were two if the potential candidates. After a debate at the Dothan Opera House Kay Ivey withdrew from the race for Governor and qualified for Lieutenant Governor. Robert Bentley went from the end of the pack to the person elected as Governor.
In Robert Bentley's second term he was forced to resign as Governor which placed Kay Ivey in the Governor's Chair. Ivey finished the term of Robert Bentley and was then elected to a four year term.
The top officials in the State of Alabama can only serve eight years. With Ivey finishing the term of Former Alabama Governor Robert Bentley she has only served actually one elected term. That allows her to seek election for a second four years.
To the surprise of many, to qualify for Alabama Attorney General the qualifications are slim. A person has to be a resident of the United States for seven ( 7 ) years, a resident of the State of Alabama for five ( 5 ) years, and at least 25 years of age. In the qualifications listed on the Alabama Secretary of State there is no mention of a law degree required.
Former Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange resigned as Attorney General when then Alabama Governor Robert Bentley appointed Strange as United States Senator when Jeff Sessions was appointed United States Attorney General. Strange went on the get stomped in the primary by former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore. The Republicans then did in secret what they removed Harri Anne Smith from the republican Party for, getting a Democrat elected. What hypocrites.
With Strange gone to Washington with the other manure, then Alabama Governor Robert Bentley made a drastic mistake and appointed a dummy as Alabama Attorney General. And that was Steve Marshall. Today Marshall announced his intentions and desire to cause Alabama more misery that he might get re-elected.
ON THE COUNTY LEVEL
Since the first article about who was running there has been several contact me they are running for various offices. Today Assistant District Attorney for the 20th Judicial Circuit Seth Brooks announced his intentions to seek election to Place of Judge for the 20th Judicial Circuit of Houston and Henry County. The incumbent, the Honorable Larry Anderson, has held that post for the past 25 years. Judge Anderson has stated that he plans to retire at the end of this term.
HOUSTON COUNTY COMMISSION CHAIRMAN Since 1997 Mark Culver has served as Houston County Commission Chairman. Culver has stated he plans to retire at the end of this term. Houston County Incumbent Commissioner of District 2, Doug Sinquefield has stated he will seek election as Chairman, which will leave District 2 with no icumbent.
Houston County Commissioner District 1, Curtis Harvey, will seek re-election. Harvey has done a great job as Commissioner in serving the people and should have zero problems in getting re-elected.
Houston County Commission District 2 race with no incumbent has two squaring off right now to get elected. Tracy Adams and Allen Hendrickson have said they intend to seek election in District 2.
Houston County Commission District 3, Incumbent Ricky Herring will more than likely seek re-election. Some thing it is a major conflict of interest for Herring to be employed as a Houston County Deputy Sheriff and a Houston County Commissioner. Today we have confirmed that Brandon Bagwell intends to square off with Herring for District Three Houston County Commissioner.
Houston County Commission District 4. No incumbent seeking election. So far John Gormley has made it clear he intends to seek election in District 4.
The position of County Commissioner pays a salary of $ 33,000.00 per year, plus $ 250.00 a month for furnishing your own vehicle. However D-3 Commissioner Ricky Herring drives a Sheriff Department unmarked Z-71 Chevrolet pickup truck and draws the $ 250.00 per month vehicle allowance for not driving his own vehicle. You are also vested in the State Retirement System with only ten ( 10 ) years of service as a County Commissioner.
HOUSTON COUNTY SHERIFF Incumbent Sheriff Donald Valenza has said he will seek re-election as Sheriff, God willing.
HOUSTON COUNTY CORONER Incumbent Coroner Robert Byrd will seek re-election. First elected in 1997 Byrd has been the Coroner and owns a funeral home. More than likely he will seek re-election.
THATS UP TO DATE IN HOUSTON COUNTY...