The qualifying period for candidates seeking offices in Rockdale County ended on Friday, March 6, with six unopposed races already decided in the May 19 primary.
The incumbents who will face no challengers and will retain their seats are: State Court Judge Nancy Bills; Tax Commissioner Tisa Smart Washington; Coroner George Levett; Rockdale Board of Education Post 1 member Mandy North; Rockdale Board of Education, Post 3 member
Wales Barksdale; and Rockdale Board of Education, Post 4 memberHeather Duncan.
Meanwhile, the Rockdale Sheriff’s race will have more candidates than any local contest on the ballot. Sheriff Eric Levett is facing four opponents in the May 19 Democratic primary.
In other local Rockdale races, Chairman, Oz Nesbitt, Sr., who serves as the county’s chief executive, will face two challengers. Three candidates also are seeking to succeed Clerk of Superior Courts Ruth Wilson, who is retiring this month.
Here’s a look at all of the candidates seeking local offices. No Republicans are running for the following seats:
Eric Levett, Incumbent
- Charles Burris
Board of Commissioners, Chair
Oz Nesbitt, Incumbent
Katrina McCollum Young
Board of Commissioners, Post 1
Sherri Washington, Incumbent
Clerk of Superior Court
Chief Magistrate Judge DEM
Phinia Aten, Incumbent
Probate Court Judge DEM
Clarence Cuthpert, Incumbent
State Court Judge*
Nancy Bills, Incumbent
Tisa Smart Washington, Incumbent
George Levett, Incumbent
The following candidates qualified in the non-partisan races:
Rockdale Board of Education, Post 1*
Mandy North, Incumbent
Rockdale Board of Education, Post 2
Pam Brown, Incumbent
Rockdale Board of Education, Post 3*
Wales Barksdale, Incumbent
Rockdale Board of Education, Post 4*
Heather Duncan, Incumbent
Rockdale Board of Education, Post 5 (to succeed incumbent Tony Dowdy)
(*) Denotes incumbents who will face no challengers in the upcoming elections and therefore are the winners.