National, state candidates beat filing deadline

Beth Sergent -

CHARLESTON — It appears West Virginians will not be lacking candidates to choose from in the packed May 10 primary when it comes to national, state and district races.

Following this past Saturday’s filing deadline, the ballot swelled even larger than previously reported. According to the office of West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant, as of 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, this is what voters will be facing this primary season in the following races:

President: Jeb Bush, R-Coral Gables, Fla. Ben Carson, R-West Palm Beach, Fla. Paul T. Farrell, Jr., D-Huntington, W.Va. David E. Hall, R-Stuart, Fla. Mike Huckabee, R-Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. John R. Kasich, R-Westerville, Ohio. Martin J. O’Malley, D-Baltimore, Md. Rand Paul, R-Bowling Green, Ky. Bernie Sanders, D-Burlington, Vt. Chris Christie, R-Mendham, N.J. Hillary Clinton, D-Chappaqua, N.Y. Marco Rubio, R-West Miami, Fla. Ted Cruz, R-Houston, Texas. Roque Rocky De La Fuente, D-San Diego, Calif. Carly Fiorina, R-Lorton, Va. Keith Judd, D-Midland, Texas. Donald Trump, R-New York, N.Y.

U.S House of Representatives: Incumbent Evan Jenkins, R-Huntington, District Three. Matt Detch, D-Lewisburg, District Three.

Governor: Jeff Kessler, D-Glen Dale. Bill Cole, R-Bluefield. Booth Goodwin, D-Charleston. Jim Justice, D-Lewisburg.

Secretary of State: Incumbent Natalie Tennant, D-Charleston. Mac Warner, R-Morgantown. Patsy Trecost, D-Bridgeport. Barry Holstein, R-Cross Lanes.

Auditor: Jason Pizatella, D-Fairmont. John “J.B.” McCuskey, R-Charleston. Mary Ann Claytor, D-St. Albans. Robin Righter, D-Shinnston.

State Treasurer: Incumbent John D. Perdue, D-Charleston. Ann Urling, R-Charleston. Larry W. Faircloth, R-Inwood.

Commissioner of Agriculture: Incumbent Walt Helmick, D-Marlinton. Kent Leonhardt, R-Fairview.

Attorney General: Incumbent Patrick Morrisey, R-Harpers Ferry. Doug Reynolds, D-Huntington.

Justice of the Supreme Court of Appeals: Incumbent Brent Benjamin, Charleston. Darrell V. McGraw, Jr., Charleston. Beth Walker, Morgantown. William R. “Bill” Wooton, Beckley. Wayne King, Wallback.

State Senate, District Four: Incumbent Mitch Carmichael, R-Ripley. Dustin Lewis, R-Cottageville. Brian Prim, D-Fraziers Bottom. Bruce Ashworth, D-Ripley.

House of Delegates 13th District: Incumbent Mike Ihle, R-Ravenswood. Scott Brewer, D-New Haven. Joshua Kurt Higginbotham, R-Poca, Robert Marchal, R-Letart. Amanda Cadle, R-Nitro. Kathie Hess Crouse, R-Buffalo. Rosalee Juba-Plumley, D-Poca. Marla “Dee” Ingels, D-New Haven. George A. Thaxton, D-Cottageville.

House of Delegates 14th District: Incumbent Jim Butler, R-Gallipolis Ferry. Samantha Ann Fooce, D-Point Pleasant.

Circuit Judge, Fifth Judicial Circuit: Richard Craig Tatterson, Gallipolis Ferry, Division One. Anita Harold Ashley, Spencer, Division Three. Lora Dyer, Ripley, Division Two. Kennad “Kenny” Skeen, II, Ripley, Division Two. Larry Whited, Grantsville, Division Three. Seth Harper, Spencer, Division Three.

Family Court Judge, Fifth Judicial Circuit: Incumbent Connie Fisher Thomas, New Haven, Division One. Incumbent Rebecca L. Cornett, Ripley, Division Two. Bryan S. Cromley, Point Pleasant, Division Two.

Beth Sergent

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