Fulton County and state candidates are qualifying through March 9 to run for office in the May 22 general primary and nonpartisan elections.

Runoffs, if needed, will be July 24.

Fulton County elections are nonpartisan.

Up for grabs are the county commission chair and districts 1, 3 and 5.

The incumbents are Chair Robb Pitts, filling the unexpired term of John Eaves, District 1 Commissioner Liz Hausmann, District 3 Commissioner Lee Morris and District 5 Commissioner Marvin S. Arrington Jr.

Pitts qualified March 5, as did opponent Keisha Waites.

Morris re-upped March 5 as well.

Also on the ballots will be school board seats for districts 2, 5, 6 and 7.

The incumbents are Katie Reeves, Linda McCain, Kimberly Dove—filling the unexpired term of retiree Catherine Maddox—and Julia Bernath, respectively.

All qualified March 5.

LaTonya Rogers qualified to oppose Dove in District 6.

State court and chief magistrate judgeships are also up for election.

State Court judges Fred C. Eady and Jay M. Roth and Chief Magistrate Judge Cassandra Kirk qualified for re-election.

In county Superior Court judge races, Bobby Wolf, Fani Willis and Kevin Farmer qualified to run for incumbent Tom Campbell’s post.

Incumbents Jane Barwick, Christopher Brasher, Kelly Lee Ellerbe, Craig Schwall and Paige Reese Whitaker each qualified to run again.

Partisan races include Congress and the state House of Representatives and Senate.

Check back with NeighborNewsOnline.com as candidates submit their official paperwork.

Neighbor News Editor Everett Catts contributed to this report.

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