Qualifying Begins for Area Political Offices

Qualifying begins today for several area political offices. Among the offices to be decided on November 4:

City of Ruston Mayor
City of Ruston Board of Aldermen
Town of Jonesboro Mayor
Town of Jonesboro Board of Aldermen
Town of Jonesboro Chief of Police
Lincoln Parish School Board
Jackson Parish School Board
Ouachita Parish School Board
Monroe City School Board
District Attorneys – Statewide
District Judges – Statewide

Here is a link to the Louisiana Secretary of State’s website that updates as new candidates qualify.

9 Responses to “Qualifying Begins for Area Political Offices”

  1. JustMe Says:

    When is last day of qualifying?

  2. Martin Ellis Says:

    It is three days… W Th and F

  3. Anonymous Says:

    that aint right
    they get to campaign on taxpayers dimes

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Constable Justice of the Peace District D – vote for Yoshi Thompson?????

  5. BlackwaterPondSwimmer Says:

    Why, “pray tell,” (see Wiktionary entry pasted in below for definition of “pray tell”), did the Chief in Hodge wobble to the Clerks Office, pay a qualifying fee to seek reelection to his current position held by him for years, raise his right hand to be sworn as a candidate for reelection, and then subsequently (only a few days later) punch the clock at the very next Hodge Board of Aldermen Meeting, and immediately offer his resignation–effective 31 December (2014), notwithstanding the outcome of his election?

    I know that this behavior must make perfect sense to him, but I am having difficulty understanding it.

    Perhaps he is not aware that he could have gone back to the Clerk’s Office, and simply withdrawn his name.

    If there is something that we are missing here, for goodness sake, let’s discuss it. However, if it potentially relates to an issue such as his fitness to perform his duties throughout the remainder of the year, then, perhaps it would be more well-suited to be discussed in “Executive Session,” and we shouldn’t openly talk about it here.


    From pray (“ask (politely)”) + tell (“explain”)
    pray tell
    (archaic) Please explain (something the requester does not yet understand).
    Pray tell us, how will they fare while you are away?
    (idiomatic, usually sarcastic) Expressing incredulity, please explain (some claim or position the speaker doubts).
    But how, pray tell, do you “notice” something that happens when you’re asleep?

    do tell

    Usage notes
    When “pray” was used to emphasize requests, this standard construction (as, “pray come here”, “pray help us”, “pray leave me”) was an earnest request for information. The phrase is now, however, usually used ironically to emphasize the unacceptability of something, especially when highlighting a logical fallacy.
    Wiktionary ™

  6. Abel Says:

    I keep trying to subscribe towards the Letters thing, but there’s nowhere to do so! When i sign in, under the MANAGE YOUR SUBSCRIPTION backlink, there’s only my Book Club subscription. How do I add the Letters thing for $5?

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