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Slate of county candidates set for November elections

PRESCOTT, Arizona - The deadline for county office candidates to turn in their nominating petitions was Wednesday at 5 p.m. and several of the races will be determined in August's primary elections, while other candidates face no opposition.

There are two candidates for the Clerk of Superior Court position, which is currently vacant due to the death of Sandra K Markham. They're both Republicans, which means this race will be decided in the primary.

The two hopefuls are Donna McQuality, and Wayne Meddaugh.

They're both on Gov. Jan Brewer's short list, along with M. Alex Harris and Lisa Bunnell, to be appointed to fill the clerk position, but would have to win election to remain on the job if Brewer appoints one of them.

Two Justice of the Peace races are contested:

• Mayer, in which GOP incumbent Bill Rummer faces Republican opponent Daniel Lee Oen;

• In Seligman, sitting JP Janice L. Kulp, Republican, will have to defeat GOP candidate Wade H. Simon, as well as Marcus Jacobson, and Dominick Sarno - both Independents - to keep her seat.

Prescott JP Arthur Markham, Bill Lundy of the Verde Valley JP court and Anna Mary Glaab, JP for Bagdad and Yarnell, can all breathe easy. They're unopposed.

Six Superior Court judges are up for re-election, but Judges David L. Mackey, Jennifer B. Campbell, Tina Ainley, Patricia Trebesch, Celé Hancock, and Anna Young are all unopposed.

Two Constable races are contested, in Bagdad/Yarnell, where the seat is open, and in Prescott.

In Prescott, two GOP candidates will battle it out: incumbent Cory A. Gardner and Ronald Williams. In Bagdad/Yarnell, Jim Armstrong, who lists his affiliation as Other, will face Dennis Dowling, a Republican.

Three Constable candidates are unopposed: Hank Hellman in Mayer, Luis Alvarez in Seligman, and Jay Parkison in Verde Valley, all Republicans.

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