Huckaby, Shook and Cowsert Also Qualify
Incumbent Board of Education member Kim Argo and incumbent County Commissioner John Daniell qualified for the July 20 primary ballot today when they submitted their filing fees at the Oconee County Board of Elections and Registration office near the courthouse.
Elections and Registration Chair Pat Hayes said Argo and Daniell were the only two Oconee County candidates to file their paperwork and pay their fees before the 5 p.m. closing for the first of five days of registration. Both filed as Republicans.
According to the online real-time filing database of the Secretary of State, Hank Huckaby and Kirk Shook filed as Republicans for the State Representative 113 District now held by Republican Bob Smith, who is retiring.
Incumbent Bill Cowsert filed for the State Senate 46th District. Cowsert is a Republican.
Oconee County falls entirely within the 113 House and 46 Senate districts.
Argo currently is in her first term as Post 3 Board of Education member. Daniell is in his first term as Post 2 commissioner.
Board of Education Post 2 also is up for election. Mack Guest currently holds that position.
The term of Post 3 Commissioner Margaret Hale also is ending, and she has indicated she plans to run for reelection.
Argo paid $54 as a filing fee and Daniell paid $594.42. The filing fee for Huckaby, Shook and Cowsert was $400. Those fees are set by state law.
Argo lives at 1230 Bent Creek road near Hodges Mill road in the northern part of the county and Daniell lives at 1922 Elder road near North High Shoals. Argo is a teacher and Daniell is an executive with Boswell Oil.
Huckaby, 1041 Knox Ridge in Spartan Lane subdivision off US 441 in Oconee County, lists himself as retired. He formerly was the vice president for finance and administration at the University of Georgia.
Shook, who lives in Crawford, lists his occupation as a teacher.
Cowsert is an attorney from Athens.