by Ron Gregory
Additional candidates have filed to run for office in the coalfield counties, according to the respective County Clerks.
In Boone County, Clerk Gary Williams reports that Roger Toney of Ashford has filed for his position as a Democrat. Williams, the incumbent, is also a Democrat seeking re-election this year.
A Democrat and Republican have lined up for the County
Commission seat being vacated by the retirement of Atholl Halstead. Craig Bratcher filed as a Democrat from Peytona, and current Republican House of Delegates member Joshua Nelson has filed from Seth.
Incumbent Prosecutor Keith Randolph is the only candidate yet to file for his position. He is a Democrat from Hamlin, Lincoln County.
Former Sheriff and current Assessor Jennings Miller and incumbent Sheriff Randall White are seeking election as Democrats to a four-year Sheriff term. Miller lists a Madison address and White is from Wharton.
Current Chief Deputy Assessor Susan Baisden of Gordon is seeking the Democrat nod for Miller’s job. Scotty Cook, a Democrat of Hewett and Republican Chase Hill of Danville have also filed to replace Miller.
Sam Burns of Danville has filed for Magistrate, which is a non-partisan position. Danny B. Moore, Jr. filed for Magistrate in Division Two and Porter Snodgrass filed for re-election in Division One.
Johnny R. McClure of Foster is the lone candidate for Surveyor. He is a Democrat. Incumbent Democrat Sue Ann Zickefoose has filed for re-election as Circuit Clerk.
Chuck Gibson of Van and Susan Kimbler of Foster have filed for the non-partisan Board of Education. Reggie Woodrum of Ridgeview filed for the non-partisan Conservation District Supervisor position.
In Lincoln County, incumbent County Clerk Diril Baker has filed for re-election as a Democrat. He resides at Ranger. Democrat Nick Blair of Harts filed to challenge incumbent County Commissioner Charles Vance of Ranger.
Incumbent Democrat Prosecutor Jim Gabehart is seeking re-election as is Sheriff Ken Farley, a Democrat as well. At ths point, Farley is challenged by Tim Pullen, a Hamlin Democrat.
Appointed Assessor Guy Browning has filed as a Democrat election. He is from Hamlin and was recently appoined to the job following the resignation of elected Democrat Josh Brumfield.
There is a contest to replace incumbent Magistrate Mona Snodgrass, who is retiring at the end of her term. Those who have filed for the Division One, non-partisan, seat are Kay Adkins of Harts, Kim Clayton of Hamlin and Roger Smith of Griffithsville. The other incumbent, Sophia Tulley of West Hamlin, is thusfar unopposed.
Incumbent Circuit Clerk Charles Brumfield, a Democrat, is the lone candidate for that office. Meanwhile, Terry Brumfield of Harts, David Webb of Ranger and Larry Wilkerson of Griffithsville have filed for the non-partisan Board of Education.
In Logan, incumbent Democrat John Turner has filed for re-election as County Clerk. Incumbent Democrat County Commissioner Danny Ellis of Chapmanville is being challenged by Sherman Grimmett of Man and Joshua Lyall Logan for the nomination.
Prosecutor John Bennett is running for re-election as a Democrat as is Sheriff Sonya Dingess Porter. Both are from Chapmanville. Harold Porter, Jr. of Whitman is unopposed among Democrats for Assessor at this point.
Veteran Magistrate Leonard Codispoti is unopposed for re-election in Division Three. There are three candidates in Division One: Steven Gray of Logan, Joe Mendez of Omar and Estel Murray of Chapmanville. Incumbent Dwight Williamson is unopposed at this time in Division Two.
Incumbent Board of Education member Mark McGrew of Holden has filed as a Democrat for Circuit Clerk.
Those filing for non-partisan Board of Education are Darrell Bias of Pecks Mill, Jeremy Farley of Chapmanville, Roy Lambert of Landville, Stephen Stapleton of Switzer and Jackson Traylor of Kistler.
Completing the Logan County filings is George Mathis of Whitman, who filed for the non-partisan Conservation District Supervisor post.
In Mingo County, incumbent Democrat County Clerk “Big” Jim Hatfield of Gilbert has filed again. Larry “Yogi” Croaff of Edgarton is his opponent as of now.
Incumbent County Commissioner John Mark Hubbard of Williamson is running for re-election. His challenger as of now is Thomas Taylor of Williamson.
For Prosecutor on the Democrat ticket, incumbent Teresa Maynard of Naugatuck will run against Jonathan “Duke” Jewell of Williamson.
Three Democrats are seeking the Sheriff nomination. They are incumbent James Smith of Kermit, Barry Blair of Lenore and Earl Spence of Delbarton.
Long-time Assessor Ramona Mahon of Delbarton will be seeking re-nomination as a Democrat against Amber Mounts Bisbop of Gilbert.
There are already races for the three non-partisan Magistrate seats.
James “Tick” Fugett of Williamson has filed in Division Two as has Dave Justice of Delbarton and incumbent Barry Marcum of Williamson. In Division One, incumbent Brock Mounts of Gilbert is running in Division One as is Donald Sansom of Matewan. In Division Three, incumbent Jim Harvey is being contested by Donald Stevens of Lenore. Harvey lives at Chattaroy.
Lonnie Hannah is the lone candidate to file as a Democrat for Circuit Clerk, a position being vacated by the retirement of Grant Preece.
There are four candidates for the non-partisan Board of Education. They are incumbent James Farley of Delbarton, Larry Ferguson of Gilbert, Sabrina Grace of Williamson and Nathan Hatfield of Naugatuck.