The filing period for candidates for public office to be voted on in the April 5th election has reached the halfway point with a number of candidates already having signed up.

Filing officially opened Tuesday, December 15th for school board, municipal, hospital and nursing home boards and much more. Filing will remain open until January 19 at the close of the business day.

In the City of Memphis, all three incumbents have refiled for their respective offices. Incumbent Tom Glass will seek reelection as East Ward Alderman and Chris Feeney is seeking another two-year term as West Ward Alderman. William Reckenberg will seek reelection as Mayor of Memphis. Jobe Justice has filed for the one-year unexpired term for East Ward Alderman created by the resignation of Mike Gundy.

Interested parties can continue to file for all municipal offices with the City Clerk until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 19th.

Voters will elect a board member for the Scotland County Hospital Board to serve the Second District, which consists of all of rural East and West Jefferson Townships. The district is currently served by Barb Blomme.

Former SCH CEO Marcia Dial has filed for the board position as has retired SCR-I music instructor Lori Fulk.

Candidates for the offices of Director of Scotland County Memorial Hospital District must file their declaration of candidacy with the County Clerk.

Trinity Davis and Christy Aylward both have filed for reelection to the Scotland County R-I School Board.

No candidates have yet filed for the Scotland County Care Center Board of Directors. The terms of Ron Alexander and Tom Deberry will expire in April. Alexander serves the Third District, consisting of Miller, Union and Johnson Townships while Deberry serves District Four, consisting of the east half of the City of Memphis.

David Long had refiled for the Scotland County Ambulance Board.

Candidates for both boards may file with the county clerk through January 19th.

Incumbents also have filed for the Scotland County Rural Water governing Board. Robert Moseley will seek a new three-year term to rpesenet District 34 for the Consolidated Public Water Supply District #1 of Scotland County and Jamie Robinson will seek reelection as the District #5 representative.