By Sarah Mansheim
January 31 marked the deadline for candidates to file for elections, and the slate is beginning to fill. According to the West Virginia Secretary of State Office’s website, with confirmation of Greenbrier County Clerk Robin Loudermilk, as of press time, the following individuals have filed for office:
U.S. House of Representatives District 3: Matt Detch (D), Lewisburg; Evan Jenkins (R), Huntington (Incumbent). One representative serves District 3 in Washington, DC.
WV State Senate District 10: Tom Ewing (R) Edmond; Dan Hill (R), Glen Ferris; Dave Perry (D), Oak Hill; Kenny W. Man (R), Ballard.
Democratic Senator Ron Miller is in the middle of his term; current Senator Bill Laird has not filed. Two state senators represent the district in Charleston.
House of Delegates District 42: George “Boogie” Ambler (R), Fort Spring (Incumbent); Stephen Baldwin Jr. (D), Ronceverte; Ray Canterbury (R), Ronceverte (Incumbent).
Two delegates serve the district in Charleston.
Circuit Judge Circuit 11:
Division 1: Britt Ludwig, Lewisburg; Robert E. Richardson (Incumbent), Lewisburg; Steve Hunter, Lewisburg.
Division 2: Fred John Giggenbach, Charleston; Jeffrey S. Rodgers, Lewisburg. Current Division 2 Circuit Judge James J. Rowe did not file for re-election.
Because the judicial positions are non-partisan, May’s primary election will serve as the general election for this office.
Family Court Judge Circuit 15: Martha J. Fleshman, Lewisburg; David M. Sanders, Alderson (Incumbent).
One family court judge will serve Circuit 15. Because the family court position is non-partisan, May’s primary election will serve as the general election for this office.
County Clerk: Robin Yates Loudermilk (D), Lewisburg (Incumbent). As of press time, no one has filed to run against Loudermilk.
Greenbrier County Commission: Steve Malcomb (D), Lewisburg; Michael F. McClung (R), Lewisburg (Incumbent); Brad Tuckwiller (D), Lewisburg.
One seat on the county commission is open during the 2016 election.
Greenbrier County Prosecuting Attorney: Patrick I. Via (R), Lewisburg (Incumbent). As of press time, no one has filed to run against Via.
Greenbrier County Sheriff: Jan Cahill (D), Lewisburg (Incumbent). As of press time, no one has filed to run against Cahill.
Greenbrier County Assessor: Michael Burke (D), Leslie (Incumbent); Joe Darnell (D), Lewisburg.
Greenbrier County Magistrate:
Division 1: Charles “Doug” Beard (Incumbent)
Division 2: James W. “Jim” Childers (Incumbent); Kimberly L. “Kim” Johnson
Division 3: Brenda Smith
Because the magistrate court positions are non-partisan, May’s primary election will serve as the general election for these offices. Both Beard and Smith are running unopposed for their divisions.
Greenbrier County Board of Education: Mary C. Humphreys, Lewisburg; Katie C. Ickes, Lewisburg; Robert “Bob” Toothman, Ronceverte (Incumbent).
There are two positions open on the board of education. Because the board of education positions are non-partisan, May’s primary election will serve as the general election for these offices.
Conservation District Supervisor: Gary W. Sawyers, Smoot.
The primary election is slated for Tuesday, May 10.