Four residents recently declared their candidacy. Floyd Sayre, Bonnie Fruth and Janet Hogg will join Ronald Kapp in the race for Democrat county executive committee, while Harry James Butler has filed to run for Republican county executive committee. The filing fee for county executive committee is $5.
Candidate filing continues through Jan. 30. To file for candidacy, residents must submit paperwork to the county clerks office. According to Mason County Clerk Diana Cromley, although the office will be closed on Jan. 30, candidate paperwork will be accepted if postmarked by Jan. 30.
Several county offices are on the election ballot this year. County Commissioner Miles Epling recently filed his candidacy for re-election. Those interested in running for Epling’s office must reside in either District I or II of the county. The county commission term is six years and the filing fee is $363.
Commissioners Rick Handley and Bob Baird are not up for re-election this term.
Cromley along with Circuit Clerk William K. Withers also have declared their candidacy. To run for the positions of county clerk and circuit clerk, the filing fee is $547.
Board of Education members Dale Shobe and Teresa Warner recently declared candidacy as their positions are up for election this term as well. Matt Thompson’s board seat is also up for election, however, Thompson has not declared candidacy. The filing cost for the board of education office is $25. There cannot be any more than two members from each magisterial district on the board of education. Board members Tom Nunnery and Mick Cottrill are not up for re-election this term.
Other county offices that will appear on the upcoming election ballot include conservation district supervisor, county district supervisor and district executive committee. Filing fees for conservation district supervisor and county executive supervisor are $10, while it costs $5 to file for district executive committee.
On the state level, the offices of Sen. Mike Hall and delegates Patti Schoen, Troy Andes, Brady Paxton and Dale Martin will be on the ballot. A state executive committee also will be voted on in the election. Those wishing to declare candidacy for a state position must file with the Secretary of State’s office.
The primary election will take place on May 11.
For more information on candidate filing procedures, call 304-675-1997.