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GOP chooses candidates

The Republican candidates for Assessor of Property and two Constable seats were chosen by the local GOP at their caucus Saturday.


The party formally nominated Shannon A. Cantrell to run for Assessor of Property in the August 2016 County General Election. Lee Plummer was nominated to run for constable in the first district, and Tom Theriaque was chosen for the second district.


The Republican nominees will run face any Democratic nominees and Independent candidates next fall. The deadline to register to run for these seats is at noon on Dec. 10. Independent and Democratic candidates must qualify through by petition.


Incumbent property assessor Scott Cantrell has picked up and returned his petition to the election commission. Incumbent constables Paul Cantrell in the fourth district, Mark Milam in the fifth district, Carl Lee Webb in the sixth district, and Johnny King in the seventh district have all picked up and returned petitions.


Travis Bryant, elected last year as an Independent to fill an unexpired constable term in the third district has picked up and returned a petition to seek the office again, but this time he will apparently run as a democrat.


The DeKalb County Democratic Primary will be held in conjunction with the Tennessee Presidential Preference Primary on March 1.