Monday was the first day of qualifying for the May 22 general primary election and five people have already submitted paperwork to run for office in Dawson County.
Incumbent Sharon Fausett qualified to run for the District 1 Commission seat. She announced she would be running again during a work session Feb. 8.
Retired Emergency Services Chief Tim Satterfield qualified for the District 3 Commission seat.
Satterfield announced he would be running for the seat Feb. 12 after Jimmy Hamby, current District 3 commissioner, announced he would not seek a third term.
Scott Allen also qualified for the District 3 Commission seat. Allen's occupation is listed as a retailer.
Both Satterfield and Allen qualified to run as Republican.
Incumbent Karen Armstrong qualified for the Board of Education District 3 seat.
Armstrong announced she would be running in February.
Joe Stapp also qualfied for the District 3 seat. Stapp's occupation is listed as a psychotherapist and business owner.
Also on the ballot is the at-large board of education seat, currently held by Will Wade.
Qualifying will continue through March 9. All qualifying will take place at the Dawson County Board of Elections, located at 96 Academy Ave. in Dawsonville, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. March 6-8 and between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. March 9.
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