Less than week left to file for office

The deadline to file as a candidate for the May primary is almost at hand, and several offices are still unopposed.

Candidates have until 4 p.m. Jan. 30 to submit their candidate paperwork to the county clerk’s office for county offices or the Kentucky Secretary of State for multi-county offices such as judicial races or seats in the Kentucky General Assembly.

At the close of business Monday, the following candidates had filed for office.

County attorney: William Elkins

County clerk: Michelle Turner (incumbent)

Judge-Executive: Henry Branham (incumbent), Chris Pace

Sheriff: Berl Perdue Jr. (incumbent)

Jailer: Frank Doyle (incumbent)

Coroner: Robert Gayheart (incumbent), Jeff Willison

Circuit clerk: Paula Joslin (incumbent)

Property Valuation Administrator: Jason Neely

Magistrate district 1: Daniel Konstantopoulos (incumbent)

Magistrate district 2: Pam Blackburn (incumbent)

Magistrate district 3: Joe Graham (incumbent), Mike Sosby

Magistrate district 4: Greg Elkins (incumbent), Kenneth Anderson

Magistrate district 5: Sheila McCord (incumbent), Christopher Davis

Magistrate district 6: none

Constable district 2: James P. “Sam” Stone Jr.

Constable district 4: Gerald “Jerry” Tackett, David Puckett

Constable district 5: Jerry Edwards

Mayor: Ed Burtner (incumbent), Ralph Harrison, Billy R. Flinchum

City commissioner: Kenny Book (incumbent), Seneca Anderson, Ramsey Flynn

State representative: Donna Mayfield (incumbent), Rory Houlihan, Les Yates

State senate: Ralph Alvarado (incumbent), Denise Gray

District Judge division 1: Charles Hardin (incumbent)

District judge division 2: Brandy Oliver Brown (incumbent), Cole Adams Maier

District judge division 3: Earl-Ray Neal (incumbent)

Commonwealth’s attorney: David Smith (incumbent)

U.S. Representative: Andy Barr (incumbent), Jim Gray, Theodore David Green, Amy McGrath, Reggie Thomas, Geoffrey M. Young

About Fred Petke

Fred Petke is a reporter for The Winchester Sun. His beats include cops, courts, fire, public records, city and county government and other news. To contact Fred, email fred.petke@winchestersun.com or call 859-759-0051.

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