Races Form On Ballot
With Saturday’s deadline past, three major races have emerged on Wetzel County’s primary ballot.
Democrats Carla Neely Wade of New Martinsville and incumbent Sharon Maxine Yoho Dulaney of Wileyville are vying for the circuit clerk’s position.
Democrats incumbent Don Mason of New Martinsville and Keith Nelsen of New Martinsville both want to serve on the county commission.
And five people will be seeking to fill the three available seats on the Board of Education (non-partisan): Incumbent Willie Baker of New Martinsville and Robert E. Patterson of New Martinsville, both third magisterial district, Michael David Blair and Paula J. Ruckman, both of New Martinsville, and Barbara Amos-King of Pine Grove.
Others filing for office, all democrats unless otherwise noted:
County clerk: Incumbent Carol S. Haught of Pine Grove.
County Executive Committee, First Magisterial District (female): Ann Landers of New Martinsville and Linda Britton of Hundred, and republican Barbara Brasher of Burton.
County Executive Committee, Second Magisterial District (male): Greg Morris of Paden City, Clyde Hochstrasser of Paden City, and Ralph E. Phillips of New Martinsville.
County Executive Committee, Second Magisterial District (female): Sandra McBee of Wileyville and Kimberly A. Frum of Paden City.
County Executive Committee, Third Magisterial District (male): Ralph K. Strippel, Cody Corliss, Joel Potts, and John H. Yevuta of New Martinsville, and republican James M. Clark of New Martinsville.
County Executive Committee, Third Magisterial District (female): Mary Ann Yevuta and Nelda Kocher Glover of New Martinsville, and republicans Mary M. Jung and Barbara Nolan, both of New Martinsville.
Also, Carroll L. Cumberledge of Hundred filed in the non-partisan Conservation District Supervisor election, a position he currently holds.
Local candidates filing with the Secretary of State’s Office for statewide offices of local interest are as follows:
U.S. House of Representatives, 1st Congressional District: Incumbent Alan B. Mollohan of Fairmont, Mike Oliverio of Morgantown, and republicans Cindy Hall of Wheeling, Patricia VanGilder Levenson of Wheeling, David B. McKinley of Wheeling, Sarah Minear of Morgantown, Thomas Stark of Parkersburg, and Mac Warner of Morgantown.
2nd Senatorial District: Incumbent Larry Edgell of New Martinsville.
5th Delegate District: Incumbent Dave Pethtel of Hundred and Ronald L. Anderson of Jacksonburg.
6th Delegate District: Incumbent Wm. Roger Romine of Sistersville, republican, and democrat Charlie Delauder of Middlebourne.
Democratic State Executive Committee (female): Casey Corliss of New Martinsville.
Democratic State Executive Committee (male): Scott Lemley of Hundred.
Republican State Executive Committee (female): Norma J. Davis of Pennsboro.
Republican State Executive Committee (male): Phil Davis of Pennsboro, John Rominger, and Lewis Swann, both of Salem.
While the deadline was Saturday, the needed papers could be mailed as long as they were postmarked by Jan. 30, so there is a possibility that some could be delayed in the mail. Voters can see a complete list of registered candidates on the Secretary of State’s Web page, www.wvsos.com, by clicking on the banner at the top of the page.