MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) -- On May 20th, several voters in middle Georgia will head to the polls to vote for local, and state leaders.
In Bibb County, there's two seats up for grabs on the Board of Education. The following people have qualified:
- District 7, at Large: James Bumpus and Daryl Morton
- District 8, at Large: Wanda West (i) and Darren Latch
There's also a 3-way race for the at large seat on the Macon-Bibb Water Authority. Former Bibb County Commission Chariman, Sam Hart will challenge Stephen J. Rickman and former Macon-Bibb mayoral candidate, David Cousino.
Long-time Bibb County Magistrate Judge William C. Randall qualified to run for re-election and will face opposition this year from Macon attorney, Emory D. Christian.
Here's a list of qualified candidates running in other Macon-Bibb races:
- State Court Judge: William Adams (i) and Jeffrey Hanson (i)
- MWA, District 1: Dorothy Black (i) and Anissa Jones
- MWA, District 4: Frank Patterson (i)
Five seats are up for grabs on the Houston County Board of Education. The following candidates have qualified:
- District 1 (Special Election): Rick Unruh (i)
- District 2: Marianne Melnick (i)
- District 4: Fred Wilson (i)
- Post 6: Sheila Ashley, Griff Clements, and Hoke Morrow
According to the Houston County Board of Elections, there is also a special election for the Post 7 seat on the Houston County BOE. Qualifying for that seat opens Monday, March 10th at 9am and ends Wednesday, March 12th.
Jason Ashford, the state court judge, is running for re-election unopposed.
There's two candidates running for clerk of state court:
- Kendra Simons (i)
- Alyson Stuckart
Chairman of the Houston County Commission, Tommy Stalnaker, is running unopposed. Also, Jay Walker, the current Post 2 commissioner, does not have any opposition.
State House of Representatives
The following Democrats have qualified to run for seats in the State House of Representatives:
- District 139: Patty Bentley (i)
- District 142: Nikki Randall (i) and Gerald Harvey
- District 143: James Beverly (i) and Lonzy Edwards
The following Republicans have qualified to run for seats in the State House of Representatives:
- District 140: Robert Dickey (i)
- District 141: Allen Peake (i) and Bradley Moriarty
- District 144: Bubber Epps (i)
- District 146: Larry O'Neal (i)
- District 147: Willie Talton (i) and Heath Clark
- District 148: Buddy Harden (i) and Emmett "Randy" Head
- District 149: Jimmy Pruett (i) and John D. Clements
- District 150: J.M. "Matt" Hatchett (i)
Rusty Kidd qualified as an independent to run for District 145.
The following Democrats have qualified to run for state senate:
- District 20: Sheikh. M. "Chad" Rahman
- District 26: David Lucas (i) and Miriam Paris
The following Republicans have qualified to run for state senate:
- District 18: Spencer T. Price and John F. Kennedy
- District 20: Ross Tolleson (i)
- District 25: Burt Jones (i)