Saturday is last day to file for office


BUCKHANNON — The filing season for the May primary election is coming to a close. Saturday, Jan. 27, is the last day to file for city, county and state office.

As of Thursday afternoon, one new candidate had filed for city council: Robert L. Osburn of 1 Terrace Drive. He joins Mike Bodnar, Mary Albaugh and David Thomas in the race for two open seats.

At the county level, David Weese (first district) filed to run for Upshur County Board of Education. He joins Greenbrier Almond (first district), Shane Jenkins (first district), Graham R. Godwin (second district), Daniel James Nesbitt (second district) and Katie Loudin (third district) in the non-partisan school board race.

Three board of education seats are up for grabs, and 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 each of those districts, while two at most could come from the first district.

A Democrat has joined the race for the House of Delegates 44th District, Don E. McCourt.

Among the other new filings, LeVera Gillum and Keith Gillum filed for Republican County Executive Committee. Brooke Scott, Matthew Kerner, Thom Keely, Andrea Hays and Mark Hays filed for Democratic Upshur County Executive Committee.

A complete list of the local candidates who have filed so far can be found on Page 6 of today’s paper.

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