A Marshall County judge who was kicked off the ballot by the Republican Party is going to run for re-election anyway. Howard Hawk had switched from the Democratic Party back in 2010, but earlier this month the Marshall County Republican Party blocked him from running on the GOP ballot. Tuesday, Hawk announced that he will run as an independent. That means he'll have to collect enough signatures to be on the November ballot and turn those in by primary day, March 13th. Hawk's opponent would be Albertville attorney Jerry Baker.