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Window open for prospective candidates to file for public office

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JACKSBORO—Prospective candidates for office in the 2014 County General Election have until April 3 to file a petition with the Campbell County Election Commission. Anyone running for office must be at least 18, a U.S. citizen and a resident of Tennessee. Other qualifications may exist for certain offices. Election petitions may be picked up at the election commission office located at 129 Church Alley in downtown Jacksboro. Petitions must be returned with the signatures of at least 25 registered Campbell County voters. If a candidate intends to run for office for a specific county district seat, the 25 signatures must be from registered voters who reside in that district. For state offices, petitions must first be filed in the county of residence of the candidate and also in other counties the office represents.

County offices up for election this year include: mayor and all 15 commissioners, attorney, sheriff, trustee, circuit court clerk, register of deeds, county clerk, five of the 10 school board members and constables in each of the five districts.

For more information, go to www.campbellelections.com or contact Ann Ayers-Colvin, administrator of elections, at 562-9777 or annayers@campbellcountygov.com.