Stephens Co. Sets Qualifying Fees for County Commission, BOE

Stephens County sets its qualifying fees for this year’s General Election ballot.

County commissioners voted unanimously to set the qualifying fees for both the Stephens County Commission and Stephens County Board of Education races on the ballot this year at Tuesday’s meeting.

The fees are set at three percent of the position’s base salary, as is required by state law.

That means those wanting to qualify to run for one of the county commission seats up for election this year will have to pay $396.

Three Stephens County Commission seats are on the ballot for election to a four-year term this year.

The county commission seats up for election this year are the ones held by Dean Scarborough and Stanley London, as well as the seat formerly held by the late Harold Andrews and is currently being filled by J.B. Hudgins.

Meanwhile, those wanting to run for a Board of Education seat on this year’s ballot will have to pay a qualifying fee of $36.

Four seats on the Stephens County Board of Education are up for election to four-year terms this year.

Those seats are the ones currently held by Steve Tilley, Sandra Childs, Jeff Webb, and David Fricks.