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