It is now official. Election, 2008 is alive and well in Upson County.
At precisely 9 a.m. Monday morning the bell tolled for the start of candidate-qualifying for eight post in preparation for July 15th and the partisan primary.
Voters will choose a new county, commission chairman, three new county commissioners, a coroner, a tax commissioner, a clerk of Superior Court and a sheriff.
“We’re ready,” said Election Superintendent Norma Hodge, a 32 year veteran of the election processes. “Everything is on the table and ready to go.”
“Elections are very interesting. I love them. I love people and I love challenge, but I don’t want to appear before the state board. I want everything to go right.”
As of press time Tuesday, the following candidates have qualified:
Clerk of Superior Court:
County Commission District 2:
“We have quite a few new ones who will be qualifying, but they have worked in the system.” Noted Hodge. “Except for District 2 candidate Claude Turner.
“It (qualifying) will start out fast, then it will slow, but Friday at five minutes until 12, I expect to be busy.
“I hope I do my job well. I just want to do my best. May the best person win.
Ref: The Thomaston Times newspaper, Thomaston, Georgia, Number 52, page 1, Wednesday, April 30, 2008