Few voters do not know the top of the election ticket this year: Democrats Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine (president and vice president) face off against Republicans Donald Trump and Michael Pence for the White House.
However, there are other choices for that office. Darrell Castle and Scott Bradley are running on the Constitution Party ticket; “Rocky” Roque De La Fuente and Michael Steinberg are the American Delta Party candidates; Jim Hedges and Bill Bayes are running for the Prohibition Party; Gary Johnson and Bill Weld are the Libertarian candidates; and Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka are the Green Party picks.
In the First Congressional District, incumbent Republican Trent Kelly faces opposition from Democrat Jacob Owens, Reform Party candidate Cathy Toole and Libertarian Chase Wilson. There are four candidates for the nonpartisan position of Supreme Court Justice District 3,
Position 1: John Brady, Bobby Chamberlin, Steve Crampton and James “Jim” Kitchens. In the same district, Position 2, Jimmy Maxwell runs unopposed. One special election features a candidate running unopposed: Jim Greenlee is running for
the Court of Appeals District 1, Position 1, slot, while T.K. Moffett seeks reelection to Chancery Court Judge District 1, Place 4.
Locally, several positions will be filled. Republican Carl Patterson is unopposed for Election Commissioner in District 1. Hal Swann is unopposed for reelection to the nonpartisan Lee County School Board in the same district.
Republican Shelia Lansdell is unopposed for Election Commissioner, District 2. Ronnie Bell faces no opposition for reelection to the Lee County School Board in District 2.
Independent Walter Burns runs unopposed for Election Commissioner, District 3. Democrat Jacque Grayson runs unopposed for Election Commissioner, District 4. Finally, Republicans Joe Hester and Bill Pickens are pitted against each other for Election Commissioner, District 5.
By C. Richard Cotton
Published: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 3:54 PM CDT