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Fees set for those seeking to run for office in Hall County
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The Hall County Board of Commissioners has set the qualifying fees for this year’s countywide elections.

The fees are set by law and required to be passed by the county commission prior to Feb. 1. They constitute 3 percent of the salary for each office plus supplements.

The candidate qualifying period ends at noon March 7. Election Day is Nov. 4.

Candidates for office must live in Hall County and be a registered voter. For more information, visit or call 770-531-6945.

The following is a list of fees for each office along with the names of candidates who have announced their intention to run:

State Court judge: $4,876

  • Judge Larry Baldwin (incumbent)

Solicitor State Court: $4,355

  • Stephanie Woodard (incumbent)

County commissioner, Post 1 (Seat being vacated by Craig Lutz): $189

  • Tony Beatty
  • Ken Cochran

County commissioner, Post 3: $189

  • Scott Gibbs (incumbent)

Board of Education, Post 1: $216

  • No candidates have announced

Board of Education, Post 2: $216

  • Brian Sloan (incumbent)
  • Traci Lawson McBride
  • Mark Pettitt

Board of Education, at large: $216

  • Bill Thompson (incumbent)
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