Two county commission races develop
As qualifying came to a close at noon today, April 30, two county commission races developed.
Republican qualifying agent Billy Hester reported on Friday that Billy Poitevint qualified for the District 2 county commission seat and former Cairo finance director Cecil M. Rash qualified for the District 5 county commission seat.
Poitevint will face incumbent District 2 County Commissioner Charles D. Renaud, a Democrat, in the November 2 general election.
Rash will challenge Thomas L. (TD) David, a Democrat, for the District 5 commission seat being vacated by Commissioner Bobby Burns.
Neither Poitevint, who resides at 1926 Stage Coach Road, Pelham, nor Rash, who resides at 596 6th Ave. S.E., had previously announced their plans to qualify and did so just hours before the qualifying books were closed.
The lone candidate to qualify for the District 2 Board of Education seat was incumbent Drew Pyrz, a Democrat.
Only Scott Higginbotham, a Republican, qualified to run for the District 5 Board of Education post.
Solicitor General Kevin S. Cauley, also qualified as a Republican, was the only candidate to qualify for the position.
Pyrz, Higginbotham, and Cauley are automatically elected since no other candidates qualified for the posts.