One week into qualifying for the Aug. 7 election and it appears some county incumbents could be facing opposition. While County Mayor Bob Rial has started the process to seek a second four-year term, also picking up a petition to run for mayor last week was Matthew L. Cunningham of Cumberland Furnace, according to a report issued Friday by the Dickson County Election Office. Sheriff Jeff Bledsoe picked up a petition last week to run for another term but faces potential opposition from Capt. Dewayne Hayes, a training officer and member of the sheriff’s office Special Operations Response Team, who also picked up a petition. While Dickson County General Sessions Judge Durwood Moore is not expected to seek another term, Dickson attorney Jim Sowell has picked up a petition for the position, joining Assistant District Attorney Craig Monsue in that race. In the Circuit Court Judge Division III race, Dickson city attorney Jerry V. Smith picked up a petition to join Suzanne Lockert-Mash of Stewart County and Jack Arnold of Cheatham County, who was previously listed as a candidate in Division I. Arnold being listed in the Division III race leaves David Wolfe unopposed at this time in the Division I race and incumbent Larry Wallace unopposed in the Division II race. Juvenile and Probate Court Judge Andy Jackson picked up paperwork to seek another term. State Rep. Mary Littleton picked up a petition to seek her second two-year term in the Republican primary for the 78th District. Three more incumbents began the qualifying process for the 12 seats on the Dickson County Commission: Benny Spencer in the 6th District; Carl Buckner in the 7th District; and Kyle Sanders in the 8th District. The 5th, 9th and 12th districts remain without candidates after one week of qualifying. Only one candidate has started the qualifying process for the six seats on the road commission: Earl Lerch in the 6th Road District, which is the combined 4th and 5th county districts. There are no candidates so far for the 2nd, 4th and 6th school district posts, currently held by Rick Chandler, Tim Potter and Josh Lewis, respectively. The Aug. 7 ballot includes federal and state primaries, the county general and Charlotte municipal elections. Qualifying continues until noon April 3.