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Incumbent Shelby County Magistrate Betty Curtsinger has announced that she will be seeking a fourth term as a Shelby County 5th District magistrate. “With the overwhelming urging of citizens residing in the 5th District, and my passion for serving the people of Shelby County, I will seek a fourth term as a member of the Shelby County Fiscal Court,” Curtsinger said. Curtsinger, a Democrat, said she is proud of the many undertakings that she and the Fiscal Court have collectively been able to accomplish by working for the betterment of Shelby County. One of those that solely or uniquely benefited the 5th District was the establishment of the new U.S. 60 Emergency Medical Services facility on Peytona Road. The installation of a new, 12-inch water line from Franklin County has provided the 5th District with better water pressure and supports new residential growth, Curtsinger said. Currently, the district is enjoying the construction of an elevated water tower that will hold 1 million gallons of water and be connected to the new 12-inch water line. She added that other ongoing projects are the upgrading of county roads, culverts and bridges in her district. Curtsinger said, “It has been an absolute pleasure working with the members of the Fiscal Court to position Shelby County as a role model for other counties to follow. We are in a sound financial position and have promoted economic development opportunities while continuing to enhance our services for the people of Shelby County.” Curtsinger also serves on many of the Fiscal Court committees that oversee various departments and agencies of the county government. The 5th District and represents the east central area of Shelby County, which includes U.S. 60 east of Highway 53 to the Franklin County line, the south side of Benson Road and North of I-64.
Democrat Eddie Kingsolver previously had filed to run in this race.