2012 General Election Candidates

The following Candidates are going to be on the Novermber 06, 2012 Ballot. Please be advise that you will only be eligible to vote for the individuals who are located within your voting district.  All offices are one seat to fill unless otherwise noted.  All offices allow write-ins except President and Vice President.

President and Vice President (no write-in candidate option)

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, Republican

Gary Johnson and James P Gray, Libertarian

Barack Obama and Joe Biden, Democratic

Virgil Goode and Jim Clymer, Constitution

Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala, Green

US House of Representatives, District 3

Jeff Duncan, Republican

Brian Ryan B Doyle, Democratic

State Sentate, District 1

Thomas C Alexander, Republican

State Senate District 2

Larry A Martin, Republican

Rex Rice, Petition

State House of Representatives District 3

B R Skelton, Republican

Ed Harris, Petition

State House of Representatives District 4

David Davey Hiott, Republican

State House of Representatives District 5

Phil Owens, Republican

State House of Representatives District 10

Joshua Putnam, Republican

Sheriff

Rick Clark, Republican

Tim Morgan, Petition

Stan Whitten, Petition

County Council District 3

Randy Crenshaw, Republican

Kevin Link, Petition

County Council District 4

G Neil Smith, Republican

County Council District 5

Jennifer H Willis, Republican

Chris Bowers, Petition

County Council District 6

Tom Ponder, Republican

Auditor

Brent Suddeth, Republican

Clerk of Court

Pat Welborn, Republican

Coroner

Kandy C Kelley, Republican

Treasurer

Dale M Looper, Republican

Soil and Water Commissioner (1-Seat to Fill)

**No Candidates Filed**

School Board District 1

Herbert P Cooper Jr, Nonpartisan

School Board District 3

 Alex Saitta, Nonpartisan

School Board District 5

 Judy EdwardsNonpartisan

 Valerie RamseyNonpartisan

 David Whittemore, Nonpartisan

Georges Creek Watershed District Commissioner (3-Seats to Fill)

R Stewart Bauknight, Nonpartisan

John H Cutchin, Nonpartisan

Cynthia Wise, Nonpartisan

Brushy Creek Watershed District Commissioner (2-Seats to Fill)

Adelaide M Gantt, Nonpartisan

Eric McConnell, Nonpartisan

Three and Twenty Watershed District Commissioner (3-Seats to Fill)

 J Mark Bishop, Nonpartisan

W H McAbee  III, Nonpartisan

Phil Tripp, Nonpartisan

Leonard Allen Williams, Nonpartisan

Oolenoy Watershed District Commissioner (2-Seats to Fill)

**No Candidates Filed**

Constitutional Amendment Question 1 

Beginning with the general election of 2018, must Section 8 of Article IV of the Constitution of this State be amended to provide that the Lieutenant Governor must be elected jointly with the Governor in a manner prescribed by law; and upon the joint election to add Section 37 to Article III of the Constitution of this State to provide that the Senate shall elect from among the members thereof a President to preside over the Senate and to perform other duties as provided by law; to delete Sections 9 and 10 of Article IV of the Constitution of this State containing inconsistent provisions providing that the Lieutenant Governor is President of the Senate, ex officio, and while presiding in the Senate, has no vote, unless the Senate is equally divided; to amend Section 11 to provide that the Governor shall fill a vacancy in the Office of Lieutenant Governor by appointing a successor with the advice and consent of the Senate; and to amend Section 12 of Article IV of the Constitution of this State to conform appropriate references?

Explanation

A ‘Yes’ vote will require, from 2018 onward, the Governor and Lieutenant Governor to run on the same ticket and be elected to office jointly. As a result, the Lieutenant Governor will no longer preside over the Senate and the Senate will elect their presiding officer from within the Senate body.

A ‘No’ vote maintains the current method of electing the Governor and Lieutenant Governor separately. The Lieutenant Governor shall continue to serve as President of the Senate.