Two candidates will face opposition in their bid for re-election in 2012.
On Friday, Democrat Michael Galluzo declared his intent to run for Asssessor against Republican Incumbent Jackson Hayes; and Democrats Charlie Delauder and Karl Paul filed for House of Delegates, District 6, against Republican Wm. Roger Romine.
Also filing candidacy paperwork was David "P.J." Wells of 746 Maple Lane, Sistersville. Wells, along with incumbent candidates Linda Hoover and Ralph Boone, is seeking election to the Tyler County Board of Education. Rules dictate that the Board of Education can have a maximum of two members from any one district.
The remaining candidates for county office will run unopposed. Those candidates include County Commission, Charles "Pork" Smith, Republican; Prosecuting Attorney, D. Luke Furbee, Republican; Sheriff, Earl P. Kendle, Jr., Republican; Surveyor, Thomas Wince, Republican; and for Magistrate (elect two), John Roberts, Democrat and Michael Griffin, Republican.
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The 2012 Primary Election will be held on May 8. Polls are open statewide from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. Each polling place equipped with at least one ADA-approved Voting Machine for hearing impared voters.
TSN POLITICAL POLICY
The Tyler Star News will gladly publish a candidate's announcement of their presence in a political race one time. These can include a picture of the candidate , some personal background and the candidate's platform, not to exceed 400 words.
The TSN will further profile each candidate in a more in depth interview manner in the weeks preceding the election.
In order to give political newcomers a fair chance to run against incumbents, the TSN will not publish photographs of politicians giving gifts or donations two weeks prior to the election. Further, the TSN will not print political announcements such as awarding of grants in that two-week time frame.
Letters to the Editor endorsing candidates are welcome. However, in accordance with the Letters to the Editor policy, letters particularly naming an opposing candidate will not be accepted. All other Letters to the Editor rules will also apply. Letters of local endorsement will be given preference over state candidates.
Also, Letters to the Editor concerning elections will not be published during the two weeks prior to the affected election.
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The regular period of Early Voting begins April 25 and continues until May 5. Voting is available Monday through Friday during regular business hours, and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.