Candidates qualify for October 14 primary elections

Six candidates claim victory
before a single vote is cast

Staff Report

The qualification period for the October primary elections ended Thursday, and six local races appear to have already been decided.

Incumbent Clerk of Court Dodi Eubanks and incumbent Tax Assessor Lance Futch are unopposed, giving them de facto victories for those offices.

Coroner Renee Smith chose not to seek re-election, and the only candidate to declare for that office, Leah Harris of Farmerville, should coast into that office as well. 

District 5 Police Juror Ben Bridges and District 9 Juror A.J. Ford are also unopposed and appear to have secured easy victories.

District 12 State Representative Chris Turner is also running unopposed. 

Dodi Eubanks Clerk of Court
Lance Futch Tax Assessor
Leah Harris Candidate for Coroner
Ben Bridges UPPJ Dist 5
A.J. Ford UPPJ Dist 9
Rep. Chris Turner State Rep. Dist 12

Four candidates have qualified to run for Union Parish Sheriff, a race already marred by scurrilous  accusations by anonymous parties online.

Police jurors in seven of the jury’s nine districts also face challengers. 

State Senator Stewart Cathey Jr., faces a formidable opponent in Ned White.

Below are the candidates running for Sheriff and police jury.

Dusty Gates Farmerville
Eddie Albritton Farmerville
Jeff Amendolia Farmerville
Chris Echols Marion
Curtis Moses UPPJ Dist 1
Charlie Young UPPJ Dist 1
Nathan Pilgreen UPPJ Dist 2
Bonnie Russell UPPJ Dist 2
Greg Gossler UPPJ Dist 3
Michael Holley UPPJ Dist 3
Dewayne Ramsey UPPJ Dist 3
Johnny Buckley UPPJ Dist 4
Glenn Hutto UPPJ Dist 4
Steve Auger UPPJ Dist 6
Russell Wade UPPJ Dist 6
L.W. Nolan UPPJ Dist 7
Jeremy Hobbs UPPJ Dist 7
Brenda Abercrombie UPPJ Dist 8
Ronald Meredith UPPJ Dist 8

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