Election

Several local incumbents have re-filed to retain their elected positions, and at least one county commissioner seat will be a contested race.

Former District 2 county commissioner Stacy Swinney has filed to run against incumbent Vic Rivera, who is currently serving his first term. Rivera defeated Swinney in 2014. Rivera has filed for re-election as well.

Incumbents were able to begin filing for election Friday and have until Feb. 15, 2018, to do so. Several county officials have indicated their desire to continue to serve. Jake Stewart has filed to retain his District 1 seat on the county commissioners’ board, while Clerk Cheryl Feist, Assessor Lindy Coleman and Sheriff Karl Dailey have also filed to keep their respective positions.

Celeste Cattin, who took over as District Court Clerk after Sharon Harrison’s retirement, has filed for her first elected term as well.

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Crawford Mayor David Nixon has also indicated his desire for another term.

Non-incumbent candidates have until March 1, 2018, to file for election.

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