2014 Election Year

election2014The 2014 election year promises to be interesting as former county Chairman Brian McMahan will go up against current Chairman Jack Debnam for the seat he lost by 68 votes four years ago. McMahan, a Democrat officially filed for election this Tuesday. Debnam won’t file, because his path to election is different from the one most candidates take. Unaffiliated with any political party, Debnam must gather the signatures of 1,048 registered voters by June 27. He sshouldn’thave difficulty securing the necessary support to add his name to the ballot; he won the 2010 election with a total of 5,084 votes. McMahan, chairman of the local Democratic Party, is unlikely to have primary competition.