WILLIAMSON – Those wanting to run for office in the upcoming Tuesday, May 10 Primary Election have until Saturday.
Candidates for local offices can file in person at the County Clerk’s office on the first floor of the Mingo County Courthouse or they can mail in their forms as long as they are postmarked by 12 midnight Saturday, January 30.
If a candidate seeks a state office such as State Senate or House of Delegates, they have to file with the Secretary of State’s office in Charleston.
Several nominations are up for grabs as far as county races are concerned. Some of these offices include Circuit Clerk, County Clerk, County Commission, Sheriff and Prosecuting Attorney, while Board of Education and Magistrate non-partisan positions will also be on the ballot.
As of Wednesday, Jan. 27, here are the persons who have filed for local offices.
Circuit Clerk: Brandy Nicole Haney, William “Billy” Sammons and Lonnie Hannah.
County Clerk: “Big” Jim Hatfield and Larry “Yogi” Croaff.
Prosecuting Attorney: Johnathan “Duke” Jewell and Teresa Maynard.
Assessor: Ramona Mahon and Amber Mounts Bishop.
Sheriff: James Smith, Earl Spence and Barry Blair.
County Commissioner: John Mark Hubbard and Thomas Taylor.
Board of Education (Non Partisan): Nathan Hatfield, James David Farley, Larry Ferguson and Sabrina Grace.
Magistrate: (Non Partisan)
Division One – Ricky Brock Mounts and Donald Sansom.
Division Two – James Fugitt, Barry Marcum and David Justice
Division Three – Jim Harvey, Donald Stevens and Floyd Scott Smith.
House of Delegates:
District 20 – Justin Marcum and Ronnie Blankenship. (Democrat)
District 21 – Vivian Livingood and Phyllis White. (Democrat)
District 21 – Roger Stacy and Mark Dean. (Republican)
State Senate: Brandon Barker (Dem) and Chandler Swope (Rep.).
Family Court Judge (Non Partisan): District 8: Sabrina Deskins and Tonya (Mounts) Hatfield.
Circuit Judge – Division One, Circuit 30 (Non Partisan): Miki Thompson and Robert Carlton.
Other races up for grabs are U.S. Congressional seats and several state offices. Those state offices include Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, State Treasurer, Commissioner of Agriculture, Auditor and U.S. Supreme Court.
On the national level, political parties will nominate presidential candidates and several have filed in the state of West Virginia.
The General Election is Tuesday, November 8, 2016.
(Editor’s Note: This candidates list did not include third party candidates such as Independent, Libertarian or Mountain State Parties. The Williamson Daily News will have a complete list of candidates in the near future.)
(Kyle Lovern is the Managing Editor for the Williamson Daily News. He can be contacted at [email protected] or at 304-235-4242, ext. 2277 or on Twitter @KyleLovern.)