Candidates qualify for upcoming elections

Stacey Kirvin, right, who is unopposed for election to the District 4 school board seat, fills out p

Stacey Kirvin, right, who is unopposed for election to the District 4 school board seat, fills out paperwork with Supervisor of Elections Ida Elliott.

Published: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 02:36 PM.

The slate of candidates for the upcoming primary and general elections is now set, with one election already decided.

Because he was unopposed in his bid to succeed the retiring Jimmy Gander as school board member for District 4, Stacy Kirvin, 52, of 142 Deer Patch Rd., Apalachicola will assume that office following the general election in November.

Kirvin spent a mere $16.50 in his bid to qualify last week for the office. He invested $15 in a voter registration list for the district, and $1.50, or 10 cents each, to have the 15 names on his petition certified for the non-partisan election.

The other race in District 4, for county commissioner, promises to be an exciting one, as incumbent Joseph “Smokey” Parrish, 52, 108 Long Rd. Apalachicola, is facing a challenge from Royce S. Rolstad III, 31, 119 Hicks Lane, Apalachicola.

The two are squaring off in the Aug. 26 Democratic primary, where winner takes all. Because there are no declared Republican candidates for the office, the primary will be a universal one, meaning members of either party, or those without party affiliation, or those affiliated with a small party, all are eligible to vote.

As of Monday, the total number of registered voters, 1,213, in this district comprised 899 Democrats, 211 Republicans, and 103 either from other parties or without affiliation.

Contested elections on the eastern end



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