Few challengers so far in Crawford County races

by The City Wire staff ([email protected]) 119 views 

The race for Crawford County is not exactly heating up.

Of the eight key races for elected officials, only one features confirmed competition, according to the candidate filing report received from the county clerk's office on Friday (Feb. 24).

The race in question is for county tax collector, and would come down to incumbent Kevin Pixley-Republican (R) and challenger Sandy Cook-Democrat (D) if held today.

In addition to the Pixley-Cook showdown, County Assessor Ronnie Dale-R, will face challenger Christi Haught, who announced her candidacy on Wednesday, though she is not on the candidate filing report at this time.

In a media release dated Feb. 22, Haught vowed to "make assessment for real estate and vehicle registration quick and painless." She also declared that examining "whether we are using our personnel in the most efficient manner possible" would sit high on her list of priorities.

Incumbent County Judge John Hall-D has filed for reelection as have the following incumbents: Sheriff Ron Brown-D, County Clerk Teresa Armer-D, Circuit Clerk Sharon L. Blount-D, Treasurer Beverly Pyle-R, and Coroner Pam Wells-D.

The following candidates have filed for Justice of the Peace:
District 1: Kim Kimmey-D
District 5: Mark J. Horton-R
District 9: Justice Stanley L. Clark-D
District 10: Cleo Coatney-R
District 11: Carrie Roberts Jernigan-R
District 12: Justice Elaina Damante-R

All elected positions in Crawford County are two-year terms. The filing period closes March 1 at 12 p.m.