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GOP makes history in Long Co.
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LUDOWICI -- Three candidates made Long County history last week.
They qualified to run as Republicans in the upcoming partisan primaries.
"This is really a historic election for Long County, just by having someone run on the Republican side, but it is even more unique, because there are three people running as Republicans," county Election Superintendent Marie Middleton said.
She released the names of all who qualified for the upcoming primaries, which will be July 15. Advanced voting will be July 7-11.
Here are the candidates who qualified:
2nd District County Commission (4-year term)

Arthur T. Davis
Leslie Rae Sutton
Timothy Ray Works

Sheriff (4-year term)
Cecil Nobles (incumbent)
Gordon Darrell Balance
Francis "Frank" Arlington McClelland, Jr.

Clerk of superior court (4 years)
Frank S. Middleton (I)

Tax commissioner (4 years)

Rebecca "Becky" Simmons Fowler
Marjorie DeLoach

Coroner (4 years)
Emmett M. Patterson Jr. (I)

1st District commission (4 years)
Woodrow Morris (Marty) Adams, Jr.
David Richardson

2nd District commission (4 years)
Jacob Leonard Pitts
Wallace A. Shaw

3rd District commissioner (4 years)
Joel Andrew Fuller

4th District commission (4 years)

Clifton Lamar DeLoach, (I)

5th District commission (4 years)

Amy Davis Nutting
Robert Charles Walker

The starting base salary for each of the elected positions is:
Sheriff -- $50,800.
Clerk of superior court -- $52,616.
Tax commissioner -- $45,165.
Coroner -- $1,200.
County commissioner -- $2,000.
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