By JOEL McNEECE
Three more candidates have tossed their hats into the ring for this year's Calhoun County elections, including a challenger for superintendent of education.
Jeff Patton, of Bruce, qualified today to run for superintendent against incumbent Mike Moore. Both are running as Democrats.
Gary Penick has become the ninth qualifier for supervisor in District Five and the second Republican.
Penick is currently matched up with Grover Edington in the District Five Primary on Aug. 2. Running for the same position in the Democratic Primary are Brad Spencer, Larry "Hamburger" Bailey, Kenny Langford, Tony Morgan, Toby Edmondson and William Harper.
David Ward is running as an independent.
Robert Henry is also a new qualifier for supervisor. Henry is running as a Republican in District Two. The only other candidates in the District Two race thus far are Democrats – incumbent J.B. Rogers and Sammy Joe Hawkins.
The deadline to qualify is Tuesday, March 1.