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Election Update: With one day left to file, here are the latest local candidate filings as of January 26

BUCKHANNON — The candidate filing period for the May 14, 2024, Primary Election ends Saturday, Jan. 27. Buckhannon City Hall and the Upshur County Courthouse will stay open from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday for candidates to file. If a candidate files through the mail, it must be postmarked by 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 27.

As of Friday afternoon, January 26, 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)
  • Kay Hurst (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
  • Jesse Davidson, 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)

  • Mateal Poling
  • Amber Stripling

Buckhannon City Mayor (Non-Partisan)

  • Robbie Skinner

Buckhannon City Council (Non-Partisan — 3 Seats)

  • John Antolini (East Main Street)
  • Pam Bucklew (Boggess Street)
  • Laura Foulks (College Avenue)
  • Scott Randall (Lincoln Heights)
  • Jack Reger (Lincoln Way)
  • Mike Ruffing (Shawnee Drive)
  • Jim Valenson (Elm Street)
  • Robert Zuliani (Smithfield Street)

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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