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3 file for Clinton recorder’s seat

The filing period for 2012 municipal offices in the county closed at noon Friday, Aug. 17.

Three women have tossed their hats into the ring to become the city of Clinton’s next recorder/treasurer. They are Wendy Henderson, who is filling out the remainder of the term of Merl Eoff who retired at the end of June; Dena R. Thompson Malone; and Tracy Sutterfield.

A couple of incumbent Clinton aldermen drew opposition for the non-partisan November election. Ward 1, Position 1 Councilman Kip Stringer is facing a challenge from Gayla Story Bradley; while incumbent Councilman Richard Hink, Ward 1, Position 2, drew two challengers, former Clinton Fire Chief Paul Maddox, and Nina Bonds Baker.

In Ward 3, Position 2, Ross Moore and Jason D. Lynch will square off. The seat is currently held by Randy Churches who is not seeking re-election.

The remainder of the city councilors did not draw any opposition. They are: Wendy Russ, Ward 2, Position 1; Sammy J. Ward, Ward 2, Position 2; and Johnny Moore, Ward 3, Position 1,

In Damascus, no alderman races will be contested. The incumbents are: Gilbert Lewis, Ward 1, Position 1; Kevin Moore, Ward 1, Position 2; Jackie Williams, Ward 1, Position 3; Gene Byrd, Ward 1, Position 4; and Jerry Hensley, Ward 1, Position 5.

In Shirley, two men have filed for the Ward 1, Position 2 seat currently held by Ray Earnhart, who is not seeking re-election. They are James Faulkner and Brad Brown.

The other councilors are running with no opposition. They are Lisa Hackett, Ward 1, Position 1; Brandy Kimmons, Ward 1, Position 3; Paul Compton, Ward 1, Position 4; and Floyd L.Haley, Ward 1, Position 5.

In Fairfield Bay, Rose M. Ostronic Owen is seeking re-election to the position of recorder/treasurer. She has no opposition. Seeking re-election to the City Council are Doyle P. Scroggins, Ward 1, Position 2; Linda Duncan, Ward 2, Position 2; and John Foster, Ward 3, Position 2. All are unopposed.

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