MADISON — The deadline to file in person for the upcoming 2016 primary election in Boone County passed at 4 p.m. Saturday Jan. 30.
Candidates also had the option to mail their filing papers with a requirement they be postmarked Jan. 30.
Workers with the Boone County Clerk’s Office confirmed several candidates used the extra time made available on the weekend to file their candidacy papers in person.
Barring candidates who may have chosen to mail their candidacy papers, the list of candidates for the May 10, 2016 primary election is as follows.
The race for Boone County Clerk will see incumbent democrat Gary Williams, of Comfort, face off with democratic challenger Roger Toney, of Ashford.
A democrat and a republican have filed to fill the seat of outgoing Boone County Commissioner Atholl Halstead.
Democrat Craig Bratcher, of Peytona, and Joshua Nelson, of Seth, who currently serves as a republican representative for Boone County in the W.Va. House of Delegates have each filed to run for commissioner.
Democrat incumbent Keith Randolph, of Hamlin, is currently running unopposed for the office of Boone County Prosecuting Attorney.
The democratic incumbent Boone County Sheriff Randall White, of Wharton, will see a primary challenge from democrat Jennings P. Miller, of Madison, who currently serves as Boone County Assessor.
Republican Derek Angel, of Madison has also filed papers to run for sheriff.
Two democrats have filed to run for Boone County Assessor. Scotty D. Cook, of Hewett, and Susan “Susie” Baisden, of Gordon, will run to fill Miller’s outgoing position.
In the non-partisan election for magistrate, two candidates have filed to run for each of the two judge’s seats.
In division one, incumbent C. Porter Snodgrass, of Racine, will face challenger Neil Byrnside, of Madison.
In division two, incumbent Sam R. Burns, of Danville, will face Danny B. Moore Jr., or Danville.
Incumbent democrat Sue Ann Zickefoose is currently running unopposed for Boone County Circuit Clerk.
In the non-partisan race for Boone County Board of Education (BOE), seats representing two districts are up for election.
In division three, a three-way race has developed between incumbent Gary Woodrum, of Foster, Susan Pauley Kimbler, of Foster, and Jenni Stowers Nelson, of Danville.
In divison two of the BOE race, incumbent Charles “Chuck” Gibson is currently running unopposed.
In the non-partisan election for Conservation District Supervisor, incumbent Grady Hayner, of Harts, faces a race from Reggie D. Woodrum, of Ridgeview.
An updated listing of candidates including those who may have sent their filing papers through the mail may be published.
The last day to register to vote in the May 10 primary elections will be April 19.
Workers from the Boone County Clerk’s Office stated they encourage every citizen of the county to register to vote and keep their voter forms updated.
Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-369-1165 ext. 1661 or by email at [email protected]