Democratic Primary Race for Probate Judge in Dallas Co.

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By George McDonald

From the CBS 8 West Alabama Newsroom-- The Alabama Primary is less than a month away with some interesting races at the local level. In Dallas County, one of them is the Democratic race for Probate Judge.

Incumbent Kim Ballard faces a challenge from Selma businessman Tremayne Gorden. In Dallas County, the probate judge is the county's chief elections officer, chairman of the county commission, and oversees several other county functions.

We asked each candidate about the importance of the office and why he should be elected to it.

"There are still some tough economic times ahead of us, there are still some major projects and some industrial recruitment that I want to be involved in," said Ballard.

"We need new leadership in Selma and Dallas County that know how to focus on the ills of our community," said Gorden.

The probate judge serves a six-year term. The primary is March 13th.



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