Several more files to run for the county office in Panola County | New

At noon on Friday, several people applied for the county office.

Republican President Butch Marsalis said he received several nominations.

New cases this week are Gary Kelley for County Judge, Tim Cariker for District Attorney, Lindsey Smith for District Clerk, and Shelly Lyn Avery for Justice of the Peace 2 and 3.

Those who have appeared previously include Paul Beatty and Tonya Cooke for County Judge, RC “Cutter” Clinton for Sheriff, Toni Hughes and Knox Mosby Jr. for Justice of the Peace 2 and 3, David Cole for Police Station. 2 and Dale LaGrone for Commissioner. pregnant four.

Only Democratic President John Foster had applied for a county office on this side of the political aisle on Friday, Foster said.

Applicants have until 6 p.m. on December 13 to apply. Primary Election Day is March 1, when voters from each party choose their respective candidate to run in the November 2022 general election.

The positions to be filled are:

  • County Judge
  • Criminal District Attorney
  • Judge, County Court
  • Sheriff
  • District clerk
  • county clerk
  • County Treasurer
  • County Surveyor
  • Justice of the Peace, PCT. 1 and 4
  • Justice of the Peace, PCT. 2 and 3
  • County Commissioner, PCT. 2
  • County Commissioner, PCT. 4
  • County Presidents (Republicans and Democrats)
  • Constituency Presidents (Republican and Democrat)

To apply, contact the county chairman of the party in which you wish to run for an application and pay the associated filing fee, which ranges from $ 75 to $ 750 depending on the office.

The Democratic County President is John Foster, who can be contacted at (903) 693-8607 or

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