Day One for election qualifying ends with some vacancies

Sheriff Jason Parker (center) files to run for re-election. Chief deputy Hank Haynes and Clerk of Court Holli Vining ensure he does it right.

Day One of Qualifying for the October 14 Gubernatorial Primary Election concluded with a number of candidates signing up to run.

Locally, State Representative District 10 has one candidate, incumbent Wayne McMahen, and Adam Bass is running for State Senate District 36.

Locally, current Webster Parish Sheriff Jason Parker has qualified to run for re-election. By closing Tuesday, he had no competition.

Webster Parish Clerk of Court and Assessor incumbents have qualified – Holli Vining and Denise Edwards respectively. They have no challengers by the end of Day One.

Qualifying for Webster Parish Coroner is Allen Mosley.

So far, Webster Parish Police Jury candidates are as follows;

District 1: Incumbent Bruce Blanton.

District 2: No one.

District 3: No one.

District 4: Incumbent Randy Thomas.

District 5: Mike Griffith who is currently filling that seat following the death of Bernard Hudson. He is challenged by George Rice.

District 6: Incumbent Jim Bonsall.

District 7: Incumbent Steve Lemmons.

District 8: No one.

District 9: Beverly Kennon.

District 10: Johnnye Kennon and Darrell Morris have qualified for that seat.

District 11: Incumbent Steve Ramsey.

District 12: Adam Lee.

No one has qualified for Justice of the Peace District 3 (one to be elected), Constable Justice of the Peace District 3 (one to be elected) or Town of Cullen Alderman (one to be elected).

To see qualifiers for state-wide elections, visit .

Filing closes at end of day Thursday, August 10. Information is unofficial until then.