Sullivan County

Deadline approaching to run for office

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. - If you're hoping to run for an office in Sullivan County, the deadline to file a petition is quickly approaching.

Papers for the May primary elections are due February 20 by noon.

According to the administrator of elections, Jason Booher, every Sullivan County office, except school board and two constable spots are on the ballot this year. "One of the things about highway commission and the office of sheriff, is there is a certification process; the deadline for that was February 6. If someone wanted to seek those two offices and they didn't submit their paperwork to their respective certification boards, now it's too late to do that," he said.

We asked Booher about the number of applicants. He says so far three people have filed to run for highway commissioner, and two have filed to run for county mayor.

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