In the June 3rd primaries, candidates will square off to determine party nominees. Qualifiers' names came out Friday with a few surprises in Jefferson County.
In the District 1 commission race, Democrats' Earl Hilliard Jr., former Birmingham City Council President Roderick Royal and incumbent George Bowman plan to battle it out without any opposition from the Republicans.
In District 2, Sandra Little Brown filed to keep her seat, but she will be challenged by former commissioner Sheila Smoot, current Birmingham councilor Sheila Tyson, Steve Small, and Max Michael, all of whom are Democrats. No republicans qualified for that seat.
Jimmie Stephens is the only Republican in District 3 and he will run against Democrat V.J. Ford.
In Districts 4 and 5, incumbents Joe Knight and David Carrington will run un-opposed.
Incumbent Sheriff Mike Hale has no Republican opposition. But Charles Todd Henderson and Wallace Anger Jr. are on the Democratic ballot.
In the lone school board race, republican Dean Taylor is unopposed.
One state lawmaker will try for a second time to land a job on Capitol Hill. Gardendale Republican Scott Beason qualified today for the US house District 6 seat, which will soon be vacated by longtime Congressman Spencer Bachus.
Beason is well known as the lawmaker behind Alabama's immigration law, which was seen as one of the toughest pieces of legislation in the nation until many sections were struck down in court.
Full list of qualifying Democratic and Republican candidates running for major state offices:
R-Jeff Sessions (incumbent)
U.S. House of Representatives
R-Bradley Byrne (incumbent)
R-Martha Roby (incumbent)
R- Mike Rogers (incumbent)
D-Jesse T. Smith
R-Robert Aderholt (incumbent)
R-Thomas E. Drake II
R-Mo Brooks (incumbent)
D-Terri Sewell (incumbent)
D-Tamara Harris Johnson
R-Robert Bentley (incumbent)
R-Stacy Lee George
R-Kay Ivey (incumbent)
D-James C. Fields, Jr.
Secretary of State
R-Young Boozer (incumbent)
Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries
R-John McMillan (incumbent)
D-Doug "New Blue" Smith
Public Service Commissioner Place 1
R-Jeremy Oden (incumbent)
Public Service Commissioner Place 2
R-Chris "Chip" Beeker Jr.
R-Hobbie L. Sealy
D-Miranda Karrine Joseph
Alabama Supreme Court Place 1
R-Greg Shaw (incumbent)
Court of Civil Appeals Place 1
R-William C. "Bill" Thompson (incumbent)
Court of Civil Appeals Place 2
Court of Criminal Appeals Place 1
R-Mary B. Windom
R-Beth Kellum (incumbent)
R-Kimberly Harbison Drake
Alabama Board of Education - District 4
D-Yvette M. Richardson (incumbent)
Alabama Board of Education- District 2
R-Betty Peters (incumbent)
R-Barry R. Sadler
Alabama Board of Education- District 6
Alabama Board of Education- District 8
R-Mary Scott Hunter (incumbent)