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Friday, November 22 was the last day for County Political Parties’ Executive Committee members to declare whether a primary election would take place for selecting nominees for local county offices. Each political party had three options: to hold a primary, not to have a primary or to hold a caucus to nominate candidates for the general election.
Chairman of the Grundy County Republican Party is Altamont resident Wayne Harris and Roger Layne of Coalmont is Chairman of the County Democrat Party. Both parties opted to hold a primary election to select nominees.
The primary date will be Tuesday, May 6, 2014. County Offices on the ballot will be: County Mayor, General Sessions Judge, Sheriff, Trustee, County Clerk, Circuit Court Clerk, Register of Deeds, Road Superintendent, County Commissioners – 3 from each district, and Constables – one from each district.
In addition to local offices, Grundy County will participate in a multi-county political primary for the 12th Judicial District Offices with Bledsoe, Franklin, Marion, Rhea, and Sequatchie Counties. The following Judicial District races will appear on Grundy County’s Primary ballots as well as the counties previously mentioned: Circuit Court Judge positions, Part I, Part II and Part III and Chancellor, District Attorney General and the Public Defender.
Potential candidates may pick up nominating petitions in the Election Commission Office Monday through Friday until February 20. All petitions must be back in the Election Office by Noon that day in order for their name to be placed on the ballot.