Five people are seeking to fill the unexpired term of Roger Crossen for the District 3 seat on the Whitfield County Board of Commissioners.
Shannon Bearfield qualified Friday for the March 16 special election to fill that seat. She is a U.S. Air Force combat veteran with a doctorate of pharmacy from South College.
Four people had previously qualified for the race. They are:
• Jonathan Bagley.
• Shane Day, global sales director for Tiarco Chemical.
• John Thomas, a realtor and former member of the Whitfield County Board of Education.
• Chad “Bubba” Young, an insurance agent and former University of Georgia football player.
Bagley could not be reached immediately Friday afternoon.
The race is nonpartisan, but candidates can declare a party. Bagley, Day, Thomas and Young declared the Republican Party.
Crossen passed away last year. His term expires at the end of 2022.
District 3 is mainly in the northwest part of the county.