Chatham County public office hopefuls this week secured their positions on the May 20 ballot during the qualifying period for the upcoming non-partisan and general primary elections.
In all, 18 candidates qualified for 12 openings including county coroner, board of elections memberships, judgeships, and school board seats and president.
The non-partisan race for Savannah-Chatham County School Board president, to be elected in May, was the most sought-after position among qualifiers who had from Monday morning through noon Friday to submit their formal intention to run for office.
School Board President – Sadie C. Brown, Jolene Byrne, Chester A. Ellis, George Seabororough, David Simons
School Board District 8 – Ruby D. Jones
School Board District 6 – Larry Lower
School Board District 5 – Irene G. Hines
School Board District 4 – Shawn A. Kachmar