Second day of qualifying relatively quiet

At Webster Parish Courthouse, qualifying day two for the October 14 Gubernatorial Primary Election concluded with only a handful of candidates filing and few incumbents drawing opposition.

Locally, State Representative District 10 still has only one candidate, incumbent Wayne McMahen.

Adam Bass is running for State Senate District 36 against incumbent Robert Mills.

Locally, current Webster Parish Sheriff Jason Parker has qualified to run for re-election. By closing Wednesday, 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 two.

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: Incumbent Allen Gilbert 

District 3: No one has qualified.

District 4: Incumbent Randy Thomas.

District 5: Mike Griffith who is currently filling that seat following the death of Bernard Hudson, is challenged by George Rice and “Cynt” Walker.

District 6: Incumbent Jim Bonsall.

District 7: Incumbent Steve Lemmons.

District 8: Winky Newer qualified for the seat held by Nick Cox 9 (who was elected Minden Mayor) and most recently filled by his wife, Cayla Cox.

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.

Adam Writght has qualified for Justice of the Peace District 3 (one to be elected), while no one has yet filed for 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.

** See a special Friday edition of Webster Parish Journal for results of the three-day qualifying.