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Election Update: The latest local candidate filings as of January 12

BUCKHANNON — The candidate filing period for the May 14, 2024, Primary Election is currently underway in West Virginia. As of Friday afternoon, January 12, here are the filings for the Upshur County and City of Buckhannon offices up for election:

Upshur County Magistrate (Division 1 & 2) (Non-Partisan)

  • Mark Davis (Division 1)
  • Alan Suder (Division 2)

Upshur County Commission (District 2 or 3)

  • Kristie Tenney

Upshur County Commission — Unexpired 2-year term (District 2 or 3)

  • Doug Bush
  • Patrick Lane

Upshur County Prosecuting Attorney

  • Bryan Hinkle

Upshur County Sheriff

  • Mike Coffman
  • Chester Zickefoose

Upshur County Assessor

  • Dusty Zickefoose

Upshur County Surveyor

  • No filings yet

Upshur County Board of Education (Non-Partisan)

  • No filings yet

Conservation District Supervisor (Non-Partisan)

  • No filings yet

Buckhannon City Mayor

  • No filings yet

Buckhannon City Council (3 Seats)

  • Pam Bucklew (Boggess Street)
  • Jack Reger (Lincoln Way)
  • Jim Valenson (Elm Street)

City candidates may apply to run for any of the available municipal positions from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Buckhannon City Hall, 70 E. Main Street, Monday through Friday. County candidates may file from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Upshur County Courthouse, 40 W. Main Street, in the County Clerk’s Office Monday through Friday.

The cutoff for filing for either level of office is Jan. 27, 2024, a Saturday, so both City Hall and the Upshur County Courthouse will stay open from 9 a.m. to noon that day. If a candidate files through the mail, it must be postmarked by 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 27.

For more details about the election, visit the Upshur County Clerk’s Office’s website or find information about the May 2024 Primary Election on the West Virginia Secretary of State’s page.

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