Qualifying continues through Friday in Nelson
City election qualifying has ended this afternoon for Jasper and Talking with only one contested race.
In Talking Rock, Randy Banks has qualified for Mayor. Incumbent Carol Opdenhoff did not seek another term.
Morgan Southerland qualified for Town Council – Post 3, Talking Rock. The seat was formerly held by Mayor Opdenhoff’s husband Charles.
Incumbent Jessica Wells has qualified for Town Council – Post 5.
With no contested races, there will be no election held for Talking Rock this November.
Mayor unopposed; one council race in Jasper
For Jasper Mayor, longtime incumbent John Weaver was the only candidate to qualify.
Council members Jim Looney, John Foust, Jr. are running unopposed.
Incumbent Tony Fountain will face challenger Kirk Raffield.
Nelson - Tina Monaghan has qualified for City Council as of Wednesday. Two other seats are open. Qualifying runs through Friday.