By Greg Bird
Two new names have been added to the list of candidates for the 2018 Primary Election – Vicki Kidd and Hope Daugherty.
The Republican hopeful is only the second candidate to file to run for Judge Executive in the Primary Election. Along with Jimmie “Bevo” Greene, Kidd will appear on the ballot in May.
Kidd ran for Judge Executive in the 2004 Primary election, placing second among Republicans with 1,075 votes, fewer than 200 away from winner Doug Stephens. Greene also has previous experience in campaigning for the position: running against Stephens in the 2014 Primary and falling less than 30 votes short of defeating the incumbent.
Hope R. Daugherty, Democrat, signed up this week to run for District 4 Magistrate. So far, Daugherty is the only Democrat in that race, while incumbent Duston Baird is being challenged by Lonnie Creekmore on the Republican side.
Candidates have until January 30 to register to be on the ballot. Voters have until December 31 to change party affiliation to be able to vote in their party’s Primary elections.