Eleven county residents have filed for office to be
elected or nominated in the May 13 Primary Election.
Democrat voters will have a choice for both the
unexpired term of county clerk and a seat on the county commission.
For county clerk, Jean Simers and Connie Smith have
filed. For county commission, Edward Cain and Chip Westfall, both of
Sherman District, have filed.
Annual salary for the county clerk’s office is $47,520.
It is $24,420 for county commissioner.
Filing as a Democrat for the position of conservation
district supervisor is Norma Collins, a resident of Lee District.
Filing for a position on the board of education (three
are to be elected) were Jackie Collins-Frail, Lee District; Jenna Jett,
Washington District; Wilbert Kerby, Center District; and Steve Whited,
Board members receive $160 per meeting.
Only two residents filed to serve in the 20 executive
committee positions available-- five males and five females for each
Randall Arnold of
District and Burl
Postalwaite of Center District were the only two Democrats who showed
enough interest to file as candidates.
No females filed for the Democrats, and no males or
females for the Republicans.
In other offices of interest to Calhoun voters, three
Democrats, Dennis Melton, Natalie Tennant and David B. Wamsley, and
three Republicans, Larry Eugene Butcher, Shelley Moore Capito and
Matthew Dodrill, have filed to replace the seat occupied by U.S. Senator
John D. Rockefeller.
Nine candidates are running to represent the 2nd
Congressional District, presently occupied by Capito: two Democrats,
Nick Casey and Meshea L. Poore, and seven Republicans, Robert Lawrence
Fluharty, Steve Harrison,
Charlotte Lane, Alex X. Mooney, Jim Moss, Ken
Reed and Ron Walters, Jr.
Democrat Larry John Edgell and Republican Kent Leonhardt
are running unopposed for the 2nd Senatorial seat.
Also unopposed for nomination are Democrat David A.
Walker and Republican Roger Hanshaw to serve the 33rd Delegate District.