County GOP releases final list of qualified candidates


Southern Accents Architectural Antiques owner and Cullman City Council President Garlan Gudger, left, is challenging incumbent Alabama Sen. Paul Bussman in the upcoming primary election. / Southern Accents, Tribune file photo

CULLMAN – The Cullman County Republican Party late Friday released the final list of candidates who qualified for the 2018 election. The deadline for filing for candidacy was 5 p.m. Friday.

Below is a list of offices up for re-election and the candidates who qualified for each. The Tribune will be interviewing each candidate leading up to the primary election on June 5, 2018.

Alabama House District 9:

  • Scott Stadthagen
  • James R. Bowling
  • Justin Morrow

Alabama House District 11:

  • Randall Shedd (incumbent)

Alabama House District 12:

  • Corey Harbison (incumbent)
  • Alex Chaney

Alabama Senate District 4:

  • Paul Bussman (incumbent)
  • Garlan Gudger

Cullman County Probate Judge:

  • Tammy Brown (incumbent)
  • Carol Berry

Cullman County Sheriff:

  • Matt Gentry (incumbent)

Cullman County Coroner:

  • Jeremy Kilpatrick (incumbent)

Associate Cullman County Commissioner, West Side:

  • Garry Marchman (incumbent)
  • Andy Coffee

Associate Cullman County Commissioner, East Side:

  • Kerry Watson (incumbent)

Circuit Judge, Place 1:

  • Greg Nicholas (incumbent)

Circuit Judge, Place 2:

  • Martha Williams (incumbent)
  • Melvin Hastings

District Judge, Place 2:

  • Wells "Rusty" Turner (incumbent)

Circuit Clerk:

  • Lisa Parker McSwain (incumbent)

Cullman County School Board, Fairview District:

  • Bill Ballew
  • Shane Rusk
  • Michael Knop

Cullman County School Board, Hanceville District:

  • Kenny Brockman (incumbent)

Cullman County School Board, Good Hope District:

  • Jason Speegle (incumbent)
  • Kerry Neighbors

Cullman County School Board, Vinemont District:

  • Mike Graves (incumbent)


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