Primary Voting Begins
Early voting began in the Hardeman County Primary Elections April 13 and will continue through April 18, with Election Day set for May 3.
Both the Republican and Democratic parties are holding primaries this election season, with five races on the Republican side and four races in Democratic slots.
Both primaries have candidates for county mayor, with County Commissioner Elvis White running against Todd Pulse on the Democratic side, while Hornsby Mayor Megan Hedwall and Nick Jackson are seeking the Republican nomination.
The Republicans have a race in one other county-wide race, with County Commissioner Chris Bell running against April Fulgham for County Clerk. The Democrats have one other county-wide race as well, with incumbent Billy Davis vying for the nomination with Eunice Gudger for Circuit Court Clerk.
County Commission seats up for grabs on the Democratic side have Rickey Griggs vs. Garry D. Pilkington, Jr. in District 1, Position 1 and in the newly created District 9, Johnnie “J.P.” Hussey is running against Joseph D. Jenkins.
County Commission seats on the Republican side have Brad Grantham running against Bob Williamson in District 1, Position 1, incumbent Bobby Hensley facing challenger Mike Davis in District 4, and in District 8, incumbent Bobby Wright faces James “Jimbo” Anthony.
No other races in the primaries are contested. Independent candidates will face off with primary winners in the Hardeman County General Election August 4, with early voting taking place July 15-30.