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Primary Election Ballot Set
Updated February 10, 2015 6:30 AM | Filed under: Politics
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(BEDFORD) - The primary election ballot is set.

Four are seeking to earn the spot as the Democratic candidate for Mitchell Mayor.

Those are incumbent Gary Pruett, Terry W. Slone Sr., Ernest D. Speer and Eugene "Pud" Terrell.

Two will face off for the Republican spot, Vicky Schlegel and Dan Terrell .

There are two contested primary races in Bedford.

Seeking the Republican nomination for Mayor is Bradford K. "Brad" Bough and Sam Shaw.

Who will face incumbent Independent candidate Mayor Shawna Girgis in the fall. Her name will not appear on the primary ballot.

The Democrat party still has the option to fill the spot for a Democrat candidate.

Other races to watch are the two Republican at-large city council seats in Bedford and the Mitchell clerk-treasurer's race. There is also a battle for the District 2 Mitchell city council seat.

On the ticket:


  • Mayor: On the Republicans ticket, Bradford K. "Brad" Bough, Sam Shaw; Independent Shawna Girgis, incumbent
  • Clerk-treasurer: Julie Blackwell Chase, Republican, incumbent.
  • City council, District 1: Bill Andrew Raines Republican; Patrick Wayne Robbins, Democrat, incumbent.
  • City council, District 2: Michele A. Murphy, Republican, incumbent.
  • City council, District 3: Byron Buker, Republican, incumbent.
  • City council, District 4: Judy Carlisle, Republican, incumbent.
  • City council, District 5: Penny May, Republican.
  • City council, at-large (two seats):On the Republican ticket Adele Bowden-Purlee, incumbent; Mark E. Scherschel Sr., incumbent; Howard H. Scott, Republican


  • Mayor: On the Democrat ticket Terry W. Slone Sr.; Ernest D. Speer; Eugene "Pud" Terrell; Gary Pruett, incumbent; On the Republican ticket Vicky Schlegel; Dan Terrell
  • Clerk-treasurer: On the Republican ticket Mark Bryant; Steve Burton
  • City council, District 1: Larry Caudell, Democrat; Nancy Miller, Republican, incumbent.
  • City council, District 2: On the Republican ticket George James III; Nathan Jenkins
  • City council, District 3: Joey D. Slone, Democrat, incumbent; Perry Reynolds, Republican.
  • City council, District 4: Everett Ferrel, Democrat, incumbent; Franklin Daniel Talbott, Republican.
  • City council, at-large (one seat): William "Bill" Arnold, Democrat.


  • Clerk-treasurer: Jessica Staggs, Republican, incumbent.
  • Town council, Ward 1: Delvin Wayne Nikirk, Citizen's Party, incumbent.
  • Town council, Ward 2: Bill Kendall, Republican.
  • Town council, Ward 3: Johnny Spears, Republican.
  • Town council, at-large (two seats): Glen Gross, Citizen's Party; Charles Luther, Republican.

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