INTERVIEW Kerry Watson Seeks County Commission Re-Election

by | Jan 9, 2018 | Breaking News, County, Politics

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INTERVIEW Kerry Watson Seeks County Commission Re-Election

Kerry Watson is the first-term Associate Commissioner representing Place 1 on the Cullman County Commission.

Mr. Watson filed his election qualifying paperwork on Monday. He will be seeking re-election as County Commissioner for another four-year term.

In this interview, we ask the Commissioner to provide a self-assessment on his first term in office, how he plans to campaign during this elections season, and – if re-elected – what his plan and goals will be for a second term.

There are MANY seats up for grabs in 2018 Election Season in Cullman County (along with those who have qualified so far √):

√ = Officially qualified to run for office
(i) – incumbents
(R) = Republican
(D) = Democrat

Alabama State Senator
• District 4 – Paul Bussman (i)

Alabama State Representative
• District 9 – open seat
√ Scott Stadthagen (R) of Hartselle
√ James R. Bowling (R) of Battleground
√ Justin Morrow (R) of Hartselle

• District 11
√ Randall Shedd (i)

• District 12 – Corey Harbison (i)

Associate Cullman County Commissioners
√ Place 1 – Kerry Watson (R) (i)
√ Place 2 – Garry Marchman (R) (i)

Cullman County Sheriff
• Matt Gentry (i)

Cullman County Coroner
Jeremy L. Kilpatrick (R) (i)

32nd Circuit Judge
Gregory Nicholas (R) (i)

32nd Circuit Judge
Martha Williams (R) (i)

32nd Circuit District Judge
• Wells ‘Rusty’ Turner (i)

32nd Circuit Clerk
Lisa McSwain (i)

Cullman County Probate Judge
√ Tammy Brown (i)

Cullman County Board of Education
• Fairview – Open seat
√ – Bill Ballew
• Good Hope – Jason Speegle (i)
√ Hanceville – Kenny Brockman (i)
√ Vinemont – Mike Graves (R) (i)

We believe all of the above incumbents will announce their intentions for re-election over the next month. However, until the qualifying paperwork is completed and submitted for that individual, no one knows for sure.

Republicans wishing to qualify should contact the Cullman County Republican Party.

Democrats wishing to qualify should contact the Cullman County Democrats.

If other candidates qualify, the Primary Elections will be June 5, 2018, with the General election scheduled for November 6, 2018.

Cullman County Commission

Cullman County Commission

Timothy Collins

Originally from Asheville, NC, Timothy brings an insightful holistic perspective as well as a mountain man tenacity to his various roles at Cullman Today. You can reach him at cullmantoday@gmail.com and/or (256) 615-8260.

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