POINT PLEASANT — The first day to file for office in the May 10 primary saw several familiar faces throwing their names into the hat for voters to consider.
Filing certificate of announcements for county offices as of 4 p.m. Monday, according to the office of Mason County Clerk Diana Cromley:
Assessor: Incumbent Ron Hickman, D-Point Pleasant. County Clerk: Incumbent Diana Cromley, D-Point Pleasant. Circuit Clerk: Incumbent Bill Withers, D-Ashton. Prosecuting Attorney: Ronald R.F. Stein Jr., R-Gallipolis Ferry. Sheriff: Incumbent Greg Powers, D-Point Pleasant. Curtis Curt McConihay, R-Point Pleasant.
County Commission: Rick Pearson, D-Mason, District One. Scott Cadle, R-Letart, District One. Matthew Todd Roush, R-Letart, District One. Cadle, who currently serves as state delegate for the 13th District, said despite filing for county commission, he will continue to serve out his term as delegate which expires Dec. 31.
Magistrate: Incumbent Cheryl Miller Ross, Point Pleasant, Division One. Incumbent Gail L. Roush, Letart, Division Two.
There were no filings for surveyor, conservation district supervisor or the two opens seats on the Mason County Board of Education.
Again, these were the filings as of 4 p.m., Monday. Candidates had until 4:30 p.m. to file yesterday in Cromley’s office and more names could’ve been added to this list prior to press time. All potential candidates have until Jan. 30 to file for the May primary. The Point Pleasant Register will continue to update the public on candidate filings as information becomes available and will print a complete listing of candidates when finalized after Jan. 30.
Those filing for county offices and the Mason County Board of Education can do so at the Mason County Clerk’s Office during regular business hours, which are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Candidates can mail filing forms, along with the applicable fee, but the envelope must be postmarked by midnight Jan. 30. Filing fees must be paid in cash, cashiers check or money order. Personal checks and debit/credit cards are not accepted. Cromley’s office can be reached at 304-675-1997 to answer any filing questions.
In municipal election news:
In New Haven, which will hold its municipal election on June 7, one lone candidate filed for office as of Monday. Incumbent Recorder Roberta Hysell will seek re-election to that position. She was appointed recorder in 2011, and won elections in 2012 and 2014. Interested candidates in New Haven can sign up at the town hall, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The final day to file is Jan. 30. Elected will be a mayor, recorder, and five council members, who will take office July 1 for a two-year term.
The City of Point Pleasant will also hold its municipal election on May 10, the day of the primary. Candidates for mayor, city clerk, two council-at-large seats and eight council seats will be up for grabs. Candidates will be chosen during the city’s caucuses held in March.
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