Candidate qualifying light in Monticello, Wesson

Published 6:00 am Tuesday, February 1, 2005

Candidates for municipal elected offices in Monticello andWesson continue to trickle in prior to the March 4 qualifyingdeadline.

In Monticello, incumbent Ward Two Alderman Steve Moreman hasturned in his papers to seek re-election, said Debbie Lea, deputycity clerk. Moreman remains unchallenged.

Robert Collier has qualified to campaign for the Ward One post,Lea said.

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Incumbent Ward One Alderman Jerry Goode has not commented onwhether or not he would seek re-election.

Others who have qualified for the municipal elections includeincumbent Dave Nichols for mayor, Thomas Kevin Garrett in Ward Fourand Craig “Bowie” Davis in Ward Five.

Ward Three remains wide open. Incumbent Ward Three AldermanGeorge Magee has said he would not seek re-election for personalreasons. However, he added that he would run if no one elsequalified for the post.

In Wesson, Andi Farrish has qualified for the Ward One post.

With Farrish’s qualification, no race is Wesson is left openwithout at least one candidate vying for office.

Other qualifiers include incumbent Alton Shaw for mayor andincumbent aldermen John Welter, Lura Greer and Hollis Cowen Jr. forWards Two, Three and Four, respectively.

Rhonello “R.G.” Dube and Bobby Britt are challenging Cowen forthe Ward Four post. Van Graham has qualified for the alderman atlarge office.

Both Monticello and Wesson hold non-partisan elections.

Absentee voting will begin April 25 and end at noon on June 4.The election is June 7.