Kennedy to run for Sheriff

Published 7:35 pm Friday, February 22, 2019

Leon Kennedy Jr., who ran unsuccessfully for Warren County Sheriff in 2015, will seek the post again after filing qualifying paperwork Friday with the Warren County Circuit Clerks office.

Kennedy will once again run as a Republican in the August Primary Election.

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Incumbent Sheriff Martin Pace, who handily defeated Kennedy in the election four years ago, has yet to file his qualifying papers seeking re-election.

More candidates for Warren County Board of Supervisors seats also filed their qualifying paperwork this week.

According to Circuit Clerk Jan Hyland Daigre, Edward Herring filed his papers to run as a Republican candidate for District 1 supervisor, a seat currently held by Independent John Arnold.

Stan Collins filed as an Independent to run for District 2 supervisor, which is currently held by Democrat William Banks.

Carl Campbell also filed his paperwork to run as an Independent candidate for District 5 supervisor, currently held by Independent Richard George.

Also, Stephen Lee McMillin joined the race for county prosecutor filing his papers to run as a Republican for the position held by incumbent Ricky Johnson.

Other challengers who have filed their paperwork with the Warren County Circuit Clerk’s office to run in the August primary election include:

Marty Crevitt, Republican challenger for District 4 supervisor

Shawn Jackson, Democrat challenger for District 3 supervisor

James “Jim” Stirgus Jr., Democrat challenger for District 3 supervisor

Marvin Joe Wooley, Independent challenger for District 5 supervisor

Ken Harper, Democrat challenger for prosecuting attorney

Other incumbents who have filed their paperwork with the Warren County Circuit Clerk’s office to run in the August primary election include:

District 1 Supervisor John Arnold

District 3 Supervisor Charles Selmon

District 2 Supervisor William Banks

District 4 Supervisor John Carlisle

District 5 Supervisor Richard George

Northern District Constable Glenn McKay

Central District Constable Troy Kimble

Southern District Constable John Heggins

Northern District Justice Court Judge Eddie Woods

Central District Justice Court Judge James Jefferson

Southern District Justice Court Judge Jeff Crevitt

Prosecuting Attorney Ricky Johnson

Coroner Doug Huskey

Tax Collector Antonia Flaggs-Jones

Tax Assessor Ben Luckett

Circuit Clerk Jan Hyland Daigre

Chancery Clerk Donna Farris Hardy

Candidates have until 5 p.m. March 1 to file their qualifying paperwork.

Candidate information and forms are available on the Secretary of State’s website or at the Circuit Clerk’s Office.

Primary elections will be held Aug. 6, with a runoff set for Aug. 27, if necessary. The general election will be held Nov. 5 and the possible runoff Nov. 26.