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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Jan 7, 2014

In the first week to pick up petitions for the August judicial elections in Shelby County, judicial candidates have accounted for most of the activity at the Shelby County Election Commission. Juvenile Court Chief Magistrate Dan Michael has pulled a petition to run for Juvenile Court judge in the nonpartisan race to succeed outgoing Judge Curtis Person Jr. Shelby County Chancellor Kenny Armstrong, Germantown municipal judges Bob Brannon and Raymond Clift, and General Sessions Civil Court judges Lynn Cobb and Lonnie Thompson also took out qualifying petitions this week. Silvio Ronald Lucchesi pulled a petition for General Sessions Criminal Court judge, Republican State Rep. Ron Lollar picked up his petition for re-election, and Democrat Ricky Dixon pulled a petition for the Democratic primary for State Senate District 29, the seat currently held by Democrat Ophelia Ford. The deadline to file petitions for a place on the August ballot is April 3. The Memphis Daily News has the story.