Montgomery County candidates set with end of filing period

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    MONTGOMERY COUNTY – With the filing period over for the upcoming election cycle 18 local residents have registered their intention to run for one of 17 offices in Montgomery County.
    The parties are evenly represented with eight people filing as Democrat and eight filing as Republican. There are two independents in the upcoming race.
    Changes are coming to some of the county offices with one Justice of the Peace not seeking reelection and the positions of coroner and surveyor to be filled by election instead of appointment. The coroner and surveyor positions have been vacant in recent elections and were filled by appointment by the quorum court.
    County Assessor Tammy McCarter has also announced her intention to run as a Republican this election cycle. She has ran as a Democrat in past elections.
    One race is contested with Jeffery Blansett of Oden and Reith Stanley of Mount Ida both running for the county coroner position. They will face off in the Republican primary.
    A list of candidates include:
    County Judge
    Sammy Jones of Mount Ida, Independent (incumbent)
    County Sheriff/Collector
    David White of Story, Republican (incumbent)
    County Circuit/ County Clerk
    Debbie Baxter of Mount Ida, Democrat (incumbent)
    County Treasurer
    Betty Boling of Mount Ida, Democrat (incumbent)
    County Assessor
    Tammy McCarter of Caddo Gap, Republican (incumbent)
    County Coroner
    Jeffery Blansett of Oden, Republican
    Reif Stanley of Mount Ida, Republican
    County Surveyor
    Evan Black of Norman, Republican
    Justice of the Peace District 1
    Johnette Rowland of Sims, Democrat (incumbent)
    Justice of the Peace District 2
    Mike Dobbs of Pencil Bluff, Independent (incumbent)
    Justice of the Peace District 3
    Lynden “Barry” Spivey of Mount Ida, Democrat (incumbent)
    Justice of the Peace District 4
    Floyd McKinzie of Mount Ida, Democrat (incumbent)
    Justice of the Peace District 5
    Kenn Greene of Mount Ida, Republican (incumbent)
    Justice of the Peace District 6
    Melissa Powell of Caddo Gap, Democrat (incumbent)
    Justice of the Peace District 7
    Linda Jester of Glenwood, Republican (incumbent)
    Justice of the Peace District 8
    Terry Black of Norman, Republican (incumbent)
    Justice of the Peace District 9
    Dan McCarter of Norman, Democrat (incumbent)
    Constable South District
    Loren “Mitch” Michener of Norman, Democrat (incumbent)