There’s only one candidate for Effingham County’s newly-created commission chairman at-large seat, but two other countywide offices will be contested in July’s partisan primaries.
Dusty Zeigler was the lone candidate to qualify for the chairman at-large position. Zeigler qualified as a Republican.
Fourth District Commissioner Reggie Loper also faces no opposition in his re-election bid. Loper also qualified as a Republican.
Two Democrats also are running unopposed. Elizabeth Hursey faces no opponent in her bid to be re-elected as clerk of Superior Court, and Bob Brantley has no opposition for the 1st District commission seat. That seat is currently held by Hubert Sapp, but Sapp is not running again.
Lisa Wright, the incumbent tax commissioner, does not face opposition in her party’s July primary. But she will have an opponent in November.
Two Republicans, Frank Arden and Linda McDaniel, qualified this week to run for tax commissioner.
Two Republicans will square off in the primary for Effingham County sheriff — incumbent Jimmy McDuffie and challenger Rick Gossett.
Qualifying began Monday and ended at noon Friday. The primaries will be held July 15.
Qualifying for non-partisan races — school board and probate court judge — will be conducted in June.