More than 30 candidates have filed to run for office in Carroll County, according to the Circuit Clerk’s Office.

The deadline for filing was Friday. Party primaries will take place Aug. 6 to determine who will advance to the general election Nov. 5.

Independent candidates go straight  to the general election.

The most contested race is for chancery clerk. Stanley “Sugar” Mullins announced in January that he will retire at the end of his current term. He had been in office since 1996.

Three Democrats — Casey Carpenter, Monica P. Jones and Christy Noah — and two independents — Jennifer Beryl Houston and Danette Corder Roland — will vie for the position.

The Southern District constable’s race also has drawn several candidates, including incumbent Rob Banks. He is being challenged by Roshaun Daniels, Travis Gatewood and Andy Langham. All are Democrats.

Incumbent Sheriff Clint Walker, who was elected in 2015, is being challenged by David Mims, who ran unsuccessfully for Northern District constable in 2015. Both are Democrats.  

Three incumbents will not face opposition. They are Lori M. Bell, county prosecutor, a Democrat;  Mark A. Stiles, coroner, a Republican, and Claude Fluker, District 4 supervisor, a Democrat.

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If you believe that some of the candidates that are running as Democrats really think that way I have some beachfront property in Arizona that I'd like to sell you. For most of you that are running as an Independent you have a lot of chutzpah and good luck.

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