POINT PLEASANT — As the filing season continues more candidates will be vying for votes in races for countywide offices.
Filing certificate of announcements for county offices as of 4 p.m. Wednesday, according to the office of Mason County Clerk Diana Cromley are:
Assessor: Ron Hickman-D; Sally Smith-D
Magistrate: Ernie Watterson-Div.1; Steve Tarbett-Div. 1; Melanie Sang-Div.2
Commissioner: Rick Handley-D-Dist.3
Sheriff: Jason Jeffers-D; Marc Kearns-D; Curtis McConihay-R; Corey Miller-R; Ronald Spencer-D; William Keefer-R; Brooks Pelfrey-D
Board of Education: Meagan Bonecutter-Dist.3; Cassidy Duffer-Dist. 4; Rhonda Tennant-Dist.1.
Candidates had until 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday to file their paperwork. All potential candidates still have until Jan. 25 to file their certificates. 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. 25.
The Mason County Clerk’s Office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. The office will be opened on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 9 a.m. until noon. Candidates can mail filing forms, along with the applicable fee, but the envelope must be postmarked by midnight Jan. 25. Cromley’s office can be reached at 304-675-1997 to answer any filing questions.
Information on those filing for national and state offices will appear in an upcoming edition. Also this year, municipal elections are set for both Point Pleasant and New Haven. More on these elections in upcoming editions as well.
Kayla Hawthorne is a staff writer for Ohio Valley Publishing. Reach her at (304) 675-1333, extension 1992.