Several qualify for local races



Qualifying has ended for next year’s March 3 primaries, and several candidates are set to seek local office. All of the contested local primary races next year will be within the Republican Party. Fayette Democratic Party Chairman John Underwood, who is also a Fayette County Commissioner, said that he is seeking re-election to his District 6 Commission seat, while Billy Joe Rodgers has qualified as a Democrat for the County Commission District 5 position that he currently holds. Current Revenue Commissioner Ruby Porter, who has run in the past as a Democrat, qualified this time as a Republican and will face challenger Marion Dodson for the position of Revenue Commissioner.


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