Three new candidates qualified Wednesday for local elections: two for seats on the Bulloch County Board of Commissioners and one for a seat on the Bulloch County Board of Education.
Mary A. Felton qualified Wednesday for the BOE District 5, for which incumbent Glennera Martin qualified on Tuesday.
Jeff Klare qualified Wednesday for Bulloch County commission Seat 2-D, which will be vacated since incumbent Robert Rushing will not run again. Rushing's nephew Timmy Rushing, a Republican, qualified Monday to run for the seat.
Carlos Brown, a Democrat, qualified Tuesday to run for commission Seat 2-D.
Former Statesboro City Council member Travis Chance qualified Wednesday to run against incumbent Walter Gibson for commission Seat 2-B. Challenger Sid Jones qualified to seek the seat Monday, making this a three-candidate GOP race in the May 22 primary so far. Commissioner Anthony Simmons, a Democrat, remains unopposed for Seat 1-B. He qualified on Monday.
Earlier this week, Adrianne McCollar and April Newkirk qualified for BOE District 4, for which incumbent member Steve Hein is not seeking re-election.
BOE District 2 member Mike Sparks and District 6 member Jimmy "Jay" Cook Jr. are so far unopposed. The school board seats are nonpartisan.
Qualifying in the Board of Elections area of the County Annex, 113 N. Main St., continues daily during office hours this week, but closes at noon Friday.