Election filing deadline nears


BUCKHANNON — More people have filed to run for office as the election filing deadline of Jan. 27 approaches.

Among the new filings, Randy Starkey has filed as a Republican for Upshur County Clerk. The unexpired term of the late Debbie Thacker Wilfong is on the ballot this year.

At the state level, Robert (Bob) Kincaid, a Republican, has joined the race for House of Delegates 45th District.

Robert L. “Bob” Stultz, a Democrat, has filed for the House of Delegates 46th District.

In the city municipal election, councilman David Thomas has filed to keep his seat.

In the non-partisan Upshur County Board of Education race, three seats are up for grabs.

The new additions to the race are Graham R. Godwin (second district), Daniel James Nesbitt (second district) and current board member Katie Loudin (third district).

Only two members from any single district can serve at the same time. The two seats not up for election are from the second and third districts, meaning only one new member could come from those districts.

Robert Sargent and Anne Chopyak have filed for the Upshur County Democratic Executive Committee, Amy Karnes for the Upshur County Republican Executive Committee and Republican Delegate Executive Committee, and Carl “Robbie” Martin for the Upshur County Republican Executive Committee.

Frank P. Bush Jr., Carol Cain Bush and Julia R. Stevenson, all of Elkins, have filed for the State Democratic Executive Committee for the 11th Senatorial District. Karen McCoy, of Hillsboro, has filed for the State Republican Executive Committee for the 11th Senatorial District.

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