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Election Update: The latest local candidate filings as of January 25

BUCKHANNON — The candidate filing period for the May 14, 2024, Primary Election is currently underway in West Virginia. As of Thursday afternoon, January 25, 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 — 6-year term (District 2 or 3)

  • Kristie G. Tenney, Republican
  • Scott H. Williams, Republican

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

  • Doug Bush, Republican
  • Patrick Kyle Lane, Republican

Upshur County Prosecuting Attorney

  • Bryan S. Hinkle, Republican

Upshur County Sheriff

  • Mike Coffman, Republican
  • Timothy (Timmy) Kelley, Republican
  • Chester Zickefoose, Republican

Upshur County Assessor

  • Dustin “Dusty” Zickefoose, Republican

Upshur County Surveyor

  • Dale P. Bennett, Republican

Upshur County Board of Education (Non-Partisan)

  • Susan M. King (District 3)
  • William (Willie) Parker (District 2)

Conservation District Supervisor (Non-Partisan)

  • No filings yet

Buckhannon City Mayor (Non-Partisan)

  • Robbie Skinner

Buckhannon City Council (Non-Partisan — 3 Seats)

  • Pam Bucklew (Boggess Street)
  • Jack Reger (Lincoln Way)
  • Jim Valenson (Elm Street)
  • Mike Ruffing (Shawnee Drive)

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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