Cullman County incumbents facing challengers, others running unopposed

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Election Coordinator Benson C.Clark seen with Republican candidate Kelly Duke at the courthouse Friday evening (Janet Chandler for The Cullman Tribune)

CULLMAN, Ala. – With what many call “election season” just beginning to fire up locally, some Cullman County incumbents are facing challengers while others have a seemingly smooth path to reelection. 

On Friday, January 28, 2022 those seeking to qualify for various positions, from sheriff to newly added county commission seats. 

Each Party Chairman has until March 3, 2022 to certify the names.

“The Candidates qualify with the Party Chair. Qualifying does not end until 5 p.m. today (Friday),” said Benson C. Clark,Cullman County Probate Office / election coordinator. “The Party Chair has until March 3, 2022, to certify all the names to the Probate office.”

Below is an unofficial list of those who have qualified as of Friday afternoon. 

Cullman County Qualified Candidates for 2022 Primary Election Unofficial:

Cullman County Sheriff:

1. Matt Gentry – Republican

Cullman County Coroner:

1. Jeremy Kilpatrick – Republican

2. Kevin Henry – Republican

Cullman County Associate Commissioner, District No. 1:

1. Kerry Watson – Republican

Cullman County Associate Commissioner, District No. 2:

1. Garry Marchman – Republican

2. Josh Speakman – Republican

3. Richard Barnett – Republican

Cullman County Associate Commissioner, District No. 3:

1. Kelly Duke – Republican

Cullman County Associate Commissioner, District No. 4:

1. Andy Pate – Republican

2. Corey Freeman – Republican

3. Jeremy S. Jackson – Republican

4. Kristi Creel Bain – Republican

5. Morris L. Williams – Republican

Cullman County Board of Education, District No. 2 / Fairview:

1. Shane Rusk – Republican

Cullman County Board of Education, District No. 4 / Hanceville:

1. Kenny Brockman – Republican

2. Travis Eskew – Republican

Cullman County Board of Education, District No. 6 / Vinemont:

1. Jamie Weathersby Smith – Republican

2. Mike Graves – Republican

Cullman County Board of Education, District No. 7 / Good Hope:

1. Kerry Neighbors – Republican

One other notable race is between incumbent Cullman County District Attorney Wilson Blaylock and challenger, local attorney Champ Crocker. 

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