Primary candidate filing underway, Alford will not run

Candidate filing for county elected offices for the March primaries has begun with County Judge Scott Lee as the only one to complete the process with their local party chairman.

Several other candidates have indicated they will do so between now and the filing deadline on Monday, December 11. Only Justice of the Peace Jim Alford has indicated he will not seek re-election to a third term in office. For the rest of this story, see the November 16 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.