By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer

As of noon Tuesday, only five candidates for public office had qualified for elections at the Morgan County Board of Elections and Registration.

Chris Hodges and Michael Naples, incumbent, qualified for the Madison City Council District 5 race, which is the only contested race at this point.

Madison Council Member Fred Perriman has qualified for the position of Mayor of Madison. Mayoral incumbent Bruce Gilbert announced earlier this month that he will not be seeking reelection for office.

In Rutledge, Joellen Artz has qualified to run for Mayor of Rutledge, and James Bratcher, incumbent, has qualified, seeking reelection for his District 3 seat on the Rutledge City Council.

Ken Johnson has qualified to run in Bostwick, where he already holds a seat on the Bostwick City Council.

Qualifying in Madison and Rutledge is open until Friday at noon for potential office seekers.

Qualified

Chris Hodges and Incumbent Michael Naples: Madison’s District 5

Councilman Fred Perriman: Madison Mayor

Joellen Artz: Rutledge Mayor

Incumbent James Bratcher: Rutledge’s District 3

Incumbent Ken Johnson: Bostwick City Council