Six more candidates file for city races on ThursdsayPublished 11:00am Friday, July 6, 2012
The number of candidates running for political offices in Hartselle soared to 12 on Thursday as five more persons filed qualifying papers with City Clerk-Controller Rita Lee.
Thursday’s qualifiers were: Lee Hartsell, mayor; Bill Smelser, City Council Place 2; George Hearring and Karen Owens, City Council Place 3; Tom Chappell, City Council Place 4; and Kenneth (Ken) Doss, City Council Place 5.
Hartsell is a newcomer to politics, Smelser and Chappell are incumbent council members, Hearing last sought a seat on the Council in 2000 and Owens is seeking a public office for the first time.
Qualifying of candidates for Hartselle mayor, city council and school board positions began Tues., June 3, and will continue until 5 p.m. on Tues., July 17.
First day qualifiers on Tues., June 3, were: Don Hall, mayor, Johnnie Howell, mayor Kenny (K.T.) Thompson, City Council, Place 1; and Jason Armstrong, City Council Place 5.
First day qualifiers for Hartselle School Board were: Jennifer Sittason, Place 4; Monica “Monty” Vest, Place 1; and Randy Sparkman, Place 2.