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Filing Period For Candidates Ends

By Staff | Feb 3, 2016

MIDDLEBOURNE – More candidates have announced their intentions before the filing period for countywide offices ended Jan. 30.

The primary election for state and county offices will be May 10.

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According to the state Secretary of State’s office, these candidates filed for state offices legislative seats that represent Tyler County.

Roger Romine of West Union, the incumbent, filed last week as a Republican candidate for House of Delegates District 6.

Four candidates – among them three woman and one man – have filed to succeed Jeff Kessler as senator representing the 2nd District. Mike Maroney and Ginger Nalley are the Republican candidates in the race, while Casey Corliss and Lisa Zukoff are on the Democratic ballot.

David W. Hummel Jr. of Moundsville is the latest candidate to file in the non-partisan race for Second Judicial Circuit Court Judge.

According to the Tyler County Clerk’s office, several candidates filed last week countywide offices.

Trevor Tallman will be running in the Democrat primary for sheriff and Brian Weigle filed his candidacy for sheriff in the Republican primary.

Neil A. Archer II filed his candidacy for county clerk in the Republican primary.

Non-partisan races include two seats on the county’s Board of Education, surveyor and as conservation district supervisor. The non-partisan election for Second Judicial Circuit Judge will be May 10 – same day as the primary election.

Recently, Tom Phillips Jr. and P.J. Wells filed as BOE candidates.

Ronald P. Fletcher filed as a candidate for conservation district supervisor.

The filing period for Sistersville City Council ended Jan. 30. Write-in candidates have until Feb. 4 to file. The city’s election is slated for March. 24. This is a non-partisan municipal election.

Last week, Bob Gilmore filed as a council candidate for First Ward and Brandon Chadock filed as a council candidate for the fourth ward, according to City Hall.

City Recorder Chad Edwards said any citizen who filed the final day may have mailed in their candidacy papers, so an official candidate list would not official until later in the week. Any papers that were mailed had to be postmarked Jan. 30. Edwards said tentatively, the mayor’s race and each of the four wards are uncontested. Mayor Bill Rice is running for re-election. The remaining council candidates who filed are Greg Gage in the second ward and Alex King for third ward.

Paden City candidate filing period began Tuesday and ends April 8 for the June 2 election. Three council seats and the mayor’s office are up for election.

Candidates who file are asked to contact the Tyler Star News so arrangements can be made to prepare candidate profiles for a later edition. The newspaper’s phone number is 304-652-4141 or via email, which works best, at mlayton@tylerstarnews.com.

At the state level, State Sen. Jeff Kessler of Glen Dale has filed to run for West Virginia governor on the Democratic ticket against Greenbrier resort owner Jim Justice of Lewisburg and former U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin of Charleston.

West Virginia Republican voters will see a total of 11 presidential candidates on their ballot, including Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, David E. Hall, Mike Huckabee, John Kasich, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and Donald J. Trump.

Democratic candidates for president in West Virginia are Hillary Clinton, Roque De La Fuente, Paul T. Farrell Jr., Keith Judd, Martin O’Malley and Bernie Sanders.