Who’s running for office?

BUCKHANNON — As of Tuesday afternoon, two candidates had filed for city offices, including Mike Bodnar, 41 N. Florida St., for one of the two open council positions and Colin Reger, 55 Boggess St., for city recorder, according to finance and administrative director Amberle Jenkins.

At the Thursday, Jan. 4 city council meeting, councilwoman Mary Albaugh announced that both she and councilman David Thomas planned on running to retain their council seats. However, as of Tuesday afternoon, neither had officially filed.

The city filing period ends Jan. 27, and all candidates must file at city hall, 70 E. Main St., in person by 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27 or make sure their filing is postmarked by midnight Saturday, Jan. 27 if sent by mail.

Dr. Greenbrier Almond has filed to retain his seat on the Upshur County Board of Education. Also filing for UCBOE in the first district is Shane Jenkins, of Buckhannon.

City and Board of Education seats are non-partisan.

At the state level, Sen. Robert Karnes, R.-11th district, has filed to retain his senate in the State Senate.

Del. Bill Hamilton, R-Upshur, has also filed to run against Karnes for the 11th district seat.

Karnes also filed for a seat on the Republican State Executive Committee for the 11th district.

Carl “Robbie” Martin, who resigned his seat on the Upshur County Board of Education to file for state office, has officially filed for the House of Delegates 45th district seat as a Republican. 

Del. Patrick Martin, R-Lewis, is running to retain his seat in the House of Delegates 46th district, which includes a small part of Upshur County.

Del. Dana Lynch, D-Webster, filed for his seat in the House of Delegates 44th district, which also includes a couple precincts in Upshur County.

Caleb Hanna, of Fenwick, has filed as a Republican for the House of Districts 44th district.

In county races, Upshur County Clerk Carol Smith has filed as a Republican for the county clerk’s seat that will be on the ballot. Smith was appointed to the position from her deputy clerk role following the passing of long-time county clerk Debbie Thacker Wilfong.

Former county commissioner Donnie R. Tenney, of Tallmansville, has filed for the four-year term of the Tygarts Valley Conservation District supervisor, also a non-partisan position.

Doug Bush filed for the unexpired term of Tygarts Valley Conservation District Supervisor left vacant by the death of Rex Reeder.

Derek V. Long, Douglas Dewayne Roberts, Linda DeBarr, Charlotte Lewis and Patricia Adams have filed for the county Republican Executive Committee.

Adams also filed for congressional and senatorial districts county executive committee for Republicans

The last day to file for office is Jan. 27.

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