Local candidates set for general election


The candidate-filing deadline for the November election has passed and the ballot is complete.

Five offices were available for filing including school board, city council, circuit judge, commonwealth attorney and soil conservation district.

• School board seats up for election are District 2 currently held by Marsha Walker; District 4, currently held by Floyd Burton; and District 5, currently held by Mike Harris.

Three candidates filed for election in District 2, including incumbent Marsha Walker and two new candidates, Quinn Lasley and Charles Miller. Incumbents Mike Harris and Floyd Burton were the only candidates to file in their respective districts. School board members are elected every four years.

• All current city council members filed for re-election. Those members are Linda Waggener, Jim Hadley, Robert Flowers, Craig Dean, Anthony Grider and June Parson. Former council members Charles Grimsley and Joe Moore also filed for election. New candidates Craig Lasley and Ronald P. Rogers filed this week.

• Judy D. Vance and current Commonwealth’s Attorney Brian Wright filed for the office of circuit judge in the 29th District. Wright withdrew his name from the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s race for the 29th District last Wednesday.

• Since Wright withdrew from the race, it leaves the office without any candidates.

Two candidates can be nominated by political parties. In an interview with a representative from the Secretary of State’s office, it is unclear whether the nominations have to come from the state level political parties or the local level.

Certificates of nomination for Commonwealth’s Attorney, 29th Judicial Circuit, must be filed by no later than 3 p.m. on Aug. 22. The 29th Circuit is comprised of Adair and Casey counties.

• Judith Goodin and Brent Baker filed for the office of supervisor to the Conservation District.

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6.

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