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Zeigler to run against Jones in District 2
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The race for the Effingham County Board of Education District 4 seat has drawn four candidates, and all three county commission seats up for election will be contested in the May 20 primary.

Former commission chairman Dusty Zeigler beat Friday’s qualifying deadline to run for the county commission District 2 seat, now held by Vera Jones. Zeigler qualified as a Republican, as did Jones, who is seeking re-election.

All three county commission seats up for election this year are contested. Jamie Deloach will oppose incumbent Steve Mason for the District 3 seat, and former county administrator David Crawley will run against District 5 incumbent Phil Kieffer.

Two board of education seats are up for election this year, and each will have a new member. Robert Grant was the lone candidate to qualify for the District 1 seat, now held by Eddie Tomberlin. Tomberlin is not seeking re-election.

Four people qualified for the District 4 seat already vacated by Mose Mock, who stepped down to spend more time with his son after a cancer diagnosis.

Running for the seat are Amanda Phillips, Ben Johnson, Elizabeth Helmly and Faith Jaudon. School board seats are non-partisan in nature.

Ronald Thompson faces no opposition in his re-election as state court judge, which is also non-partisan. Mark Lee will be re-elected as state court solicitor. Lee qualified as a Republican and faces no opposition.