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Parrish Swift challenged in District 2

Qualifying for the July 20 general primary got underway Monday here and continues until noon today, April 30. Two local races, those for the seats now held by county commissioners Roosevelt Willis and Parrish Swift, are on the ballot. On the last day of qualifying, Tamra Jarrett qualified as a Republican to challenge incumbent Swift for the District 2 seat. Swift qualified for reelection Monday to retain his District 2 seat. Additionally, Carol A Bass qualified to oppose Willis. Both qualified as Republicans. Incumbent Roosevelt Willis qualified Tuesday as a Democrat to hold his District 1 seat. No Democratic candidates qualified Monday. No candidates qualified on Wednesday or Thursday. In state races, incumbent district 16 state senator Ronnie Chance qualified but neither district 127 incumbent Billy Maddox nor his announced opponent, Spencer Price, had qualified at presstime. Multiple Pike school board races will be on the non-partisan election ballot in November with qualifying starting June 28 at 9 a.m.

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