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Corinth Police Chief Switches to Republican Party as Candidate Filing Begins

By Josh Mitchell

Corinth Today News Editor

Corinth residents who want to run for municipal office can start filing their candidate paperwork with the city clerk.


The candidate qualifying period opened Friday and closes June 8.

The positions of mayor, police chief and six aldermen will be on the ballot. The primary election is Aug. 7, and the general election is Oct. 9.

Incumbent Mayor Tommy Irwin and Police Chief Ralph Dance qualified as candidates Friday as well as incumbent aldermen Chip Wood, Andrew Labas, Ben Albarracin, Michael McFall and J.C. Hill.
All of them qualified as Republicans except for Hill, a Democrat.

Dance ran as a Democrat in the last election but declared the Republican party for the upcoming election. He was not immediately available for comment to discuss the change in party affiliation.

All of the terms are four years.

Those who want to file be a candidate in the city election should visit the office of City Clerk Vickie Roach, 300 Childs St., to receive a packet of information and forms.

The city clerk’s office can be reached at (662) 286-6644.

Incumbent Alderman Mike Hopkins picked up his candidate filing information but had not returned it by Friday afternoon.

One Comment

  1. John H. John H. April 14, 2018

    I might vote for him now.

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