19 candidates attended the Smith County Insider Candidate Forum held on April 12, 2022

April 13, 2022

On Tuesday, April 12, 2022, Smith County Insider held a Candidate Forum prior to the May 3 primary election. The event was held at the Rose Building in Carthage and was co-hosted by Smith County Insider and the Smith County Chamber of Commerce. The Waggoner Building and Bass Funeral Homes sponsored the event.

All candidates who qualified for either the May 3 primary or the August 4 county general election ballot were invited to speak at the Candidate Forum. 19 candidates came and participated. Below is a list of the candidates that attended:

Criminal Court Judge – Brody Kane

District Attorney – Jason Lawson

County Mayor – Arthur (Art) Shady and Jeff Mason

County Commission (District 1) – Helen Vose

County Commission (District 4) – Matthew J. Inyart

County Commission (District 5) – Danny Irizarry, Eddie Stout, and Blake Richmond

County Commission (District 6) – Justin Mauldin

County Commission (District 7) – Connor David McDonald

Trustee – Jackie Gentry, Craig Williams and Julie Wright

General Sessions Judge – Branden Bellar

Sheriff – Scott Moore and Steve Hopper

County Clerk – Clifa Norris

Road Superintendent – Mickey Barrett

Watch the full video of the forum below:

Early Voting began today, April 13, and continues until April 28.

Primary Election Day is May 3, 2022.

For more information about voting in Smith County, visit https://www.smithcountyelection.com