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Several GOP candidates announce
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Several potential DeKalb County Republican Party candidates announced their intention to run for office before the local GOP Convention Saturday.The DeKalb County Republican Caucus will be held this Saturday at 10:00 a.m. on the ground floor of the courthouse. GOP candidates will be formally nominated to run in the August general election.Incumbent Patrick Ray officially made his intention to run for his third term as sheriff in 2014 known, while Trustee Sean Driver, seeking his third term as well, also announced that he will seek the seat again.Butch Agee asked for the party's nomination to run for DeKalb County Road Supervisor. Agee is currently local supervisor for the Tennessee Department of Transportation, while former County Commissioner Chris Smithson will seek the GOP nomination for county mayor.Local attorney Mingy Bryant announced her intention to become the Republican candidate for general sessions judge.First District County Commissioner Mason Carter, Second District Commissioner Bobby Joines and Fifth District Commissioner Jerry Adcock, all incumbents, asked to be nominated to seek re-election in August.Two men are looking to fill vacant constable offices, Lee Plummer in the First District, and Chris Tramel in the Second District.