Democrats name those running for office in Sumter after the press deadline

From: Eddie Hardaway
To: Herman Ward, Jr.
Sent: Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 1:58:29 PM CST
Subject: RE: Please check

Mr. Ward:
The following persons have qualified to run for the following positions:
Coroner –  Terry Peeler, incumbent, and Soyan Jemison.
Sheriff- Brian Harris, incumbent
Board of Education District 1 -Gerald Holloway
Board of Education District 2 – Eleanor James
Board of Commission, District 1 -Drucilla R. Jackson, incumbent
Board of Commission, District 2 -Marcus Campbell, Incumbent
Board of Commission, District 3- Ricky Walker, Incumbent
Board of Commission, District 4 – Tommie Armistead, Incumbent and Alonzo Jackson
Board of Commission, District 5 – Archie Hall, Incumbent, Lucius Black, Jr., and Demoes Jones
Board of Commission, District 6 – Robert Ezell

This is the list of qualified candidates as of Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 1:55 pm.

Eddie Hardaway, Jr.

Editors note:
 The Record-Journal’s deadline to send the pages to the pressman for publication was Wednesday, Jan. 26 at 11 a. m. Central Standard time.
The Record-Journal is posting the above information on its facebook page, recordjournal@facebook, and website Wednesday afternoon after the information came to the newspaper.
The Record-Journal ran the following story that will be published Thursday, Jan. 27 in its printed edition of the Sumter County Record Journal.

By Tommy McGraw
The deadline to qualify for office in Sumter County as a Republican or Democrat will end at 5 p.m. Friday, January 28.
Efforts to see who had signed up with the Sumter County Democrat Executive Committee to run for one of the six-county commission offices, two school board seats, Coroner was not successful Tuesday, Jan. 25.
A representative said that the committee will release the names after the deadline Friday.
No Republican has signed up for public office in Sumter County by Tuesday at press time the Sumter County Republican party reported.
The Record-Journal in past election years has had no problem acquiring the names and positions for public office by the Democrat Committee prior to the deadline.
The effort to get access to those that qualified was met with, “You have to talk to Judge Hardaway.” Efforts to reach the judge were not successful by press time.
Those who have qualified for office that represents Sumter County so far include Alabama House of Representatives  Artis (A.J.) McCampbell, House seat 71, and Senator Bobby Singleton for his Senate Seat 24.
For District Attorney for the  17th Judicial Circuit are Barron Lankster and Gregory S. Griggers.
These names and positions were acquired from the Alabama State Democrat website, To access the list of candidates, click on the link at the bottom of the page to see the list of Democrats who have qualified for office to date with the Alabama Democrat Party.
These other state-wide offices will also be on the ticket in the May 24, primary.
U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative, Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, State Auditor, Commissioner of Agriculture & Industries, State Senator, State Representative, State Board of Education (Seats 2, 4, 6, and 8), Associate Justice of the Supreme Court (Places 5, 6), Circuit Court Judge, District Court Judge, District Attorney, Public Service Commission (Places 1, 2), and SDEC Member.
Other primary election dates, according to the Alabama Secretary of State’s website, include: May 9: Voter registration deadline; May 17: Last day to apply for an absentee ballot by mail; May 19: Last day to apply for an absentee ballot in person; May 23: Last day to hand-deliver an absentee ballot; May 24: Deadline for absentee ballots to be returned by mail (must be received by noon)
If any primaries result in a runoff election, it will be held on June 21, 2022. The deadlines for those potential runoff elections include: June 6: Voter registration deadline; June 14: Last day to apply for an absentee ballot by mail; June 16: Last day to apply for an absentee ballot in person; June 20: Last day to hand-deliver an absentee ballot; June 21: Deadline for absentee ballots to be returned by mail (must be received by noon)
The general election date is November 8, 2022.