More candidates file for office
Saturday deadline looms
With less than a week to go before the deadline to file for elected office, relatively few candidates have put their names in the hat for six county offices and three board of education seats.
Since the political arena opened January 9, only 20 people have filed for county offices as of Tuesday.
For county commission, Southern District seat: Dolan Irvine, Democrat; Lloyd Arbogast, Republican
For prosecuting attorney: Robert "Bob" Martin and incumbent Donna Meadows Price, both Democrats
For assessor: Tom Lane and Leslie Cain, Democrats; Andrew "Andy" Friel and Scott Triplett, Republicans
For sheriff: Kenneth "Buster" Varner and Ben Wilfong, both Democrats; incumbent David Jonese and Stephen D. McCarty, Jr., Republicans
For magistrate: Incumbent Kathy Beverage, Democrat; Joel Srodes Cynthia Kelley, Rebecca Morris Rabel, all Republicans
For surveyor: Brian Lee Beverage, Democrat
For board of education: Kenneth Vance, Northern District, and Thomas VanReenen, Southern District, both incumbents
Cain resigned from the board Monday night, opening a Central District seat.
The top three vote-getters, depending on district, for board of education will take office July 1.
The top two will serve four-year terms, and the third will fill Cain's unexpired term.
No more than two members may serve from the same district. Jan McNeel, Southern District, and Emery Grimes, Northern District, are up for re-election in two years.
In national races:
For U.S. Senate: Joe Manchin, III, Democrat; John Raese, Republican
For U. S. House of Representatives, Third District: Bill Lester, Republican
In state races:
For governor: Earl Ray Tomblin, Democrat; Ralph William Clark, Republican
For Secretary of State: Natalie Tennant, Democrat
For Auditor: Glen Gainer, II, Democrat; Larry Faircloth, Republican
For State Treasurer: John Perdue, Democrat
For Commissioner of Agriculture: Joe Messineo, Steve Miller and Bob Tabb; Mike Teets, Republican
For Attorney General: Darrell V. McGraw, Jr., Democrat
For Justice of the Supreme Court of Appeals: Letitia "Tish" Chafin, Robin Jean Davis, James J. "Jim" Rowe, Democrats; John Yoder, Republican
In regional races:
For State Senate, 11th District: Clark Barnes, Republican
For House of Delegates, 43rd District: Denise Campbell and Bill Hartman, both Democrats.
For Delegate to Republican National Convention: Clark Barnes and Karen G. McCoy
The deadline for candidates to file for office is at midnight Saturday, January 28.
The county clerk's office will remain open to serve last-minute candidates.