Numerous candidates file for 2016 Primary Election


Martha Sparks - [email protected]



Logan County Clerk John A. Turner was the first in Logan County to file for the 2016 primary election on January 11. Turner, of Chapmanville, is seeking his third term as County Clerk.


LOGAN, W.Va. — The filing period for the May 2016 Primary Election began on Jan. 11 and, according to West Virginia Secretary of State’s website, almost all offices are up for election.

The first to file for the primary election in Logan County was Logan County Clerk John A. Turner. Turner, who filed for his third term. Turner was first in line opening day, although the County Clerk staff treated him just like any other candidate.

“They made me stand outside the door until 8:30 a.m.,” Turner said.

A new change for the 2016 election is the election of judges. Judges will not run under any political party but as non-partisan. The candidate in each division with the most votes will be elected, regardless of the number of votes received in comparison to other divisions. This election change includes the Supreme Court of Appeals justices, Circuit Court judges, Family Court judges and Magistrates. Those running as non-partisan will be elected in the May Primary instead of the November General Election.

As of 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, the listing of candidates for the ballot in Logan County includes:

U.S. President

Chris Christie — Republican

Hillary Clinton — Democrat

Ted Cruz — Republican

Roque Rocky De La Fuente — Democrat

Carly Fiorina — Republican

Keith Judd — Democrat

Marco Rubio — Republican

Donald Trump — Republican

U.S. House of Representatives

District/Circuit 3

Matt Detch — Democrat

Evan Jenkins — Republican

Governor

Bill Cole — Republican

Booth Goodwin — Democrat

Jim Justice — Democrat

Secretary of State

Robin Righter — Democrat

Natalie Tennant — Democrat

Mac Warner — Republican

Auditor

Mary Ann Claytor — Democrat

John “JB” McCuskey — Republican

Robin Righter — Democrat

State Treasurer

John D. Perdue — Democrat

Ann Urling — Republican

Commissioner of Agriculture

Walt Helmick — Democrat

Kent Leonhardt — Republican

Attorney General

Patrick Morrisey — Republican

Doug Reynolds — Democrat

Justice of the Supreme Court of Appeals

(Non Partisan)

Wayne King

Beth Walker

William R. “Bill” Wooton

7th Senatorial District

Jordan Ray Bridges — Republican

Gary Johngrass— Republican

Arthur E. Kirkendoll — Democrat

Richard N. Ojeda II — Democrat

House of Delegates

District 20

Ronnie L. Blankenship — Democrat

Justin J. Marcum — Democrat

District 22

Zack Maynard — Republican

Michel G. Moffatt — Republican

District 24

Rupie Phillips — Democrat

Circuit Judge

(Non Partisan)

Joshua Butcher — Judicial Circuit 7, Division 1

Douglas Witten — Judicial Circuit 7, Division 1

Eric H. O’Briant — Judicial Circuit 7, Division 2

Family Court Judge

(Non Partisan)

Kelly Gilmore Codispoti — Circuit 9, Division 1

Donna Pratt — Circuit 9, Division 2

Christopher Workman — Circuit 9, Division 2

Logan County Board of Education

(Non Partisan)

Darrell Edward Bias — Central

Jeremy Farley — Eastern

Roy Lambert — Eastern

Stephen Stapleton — Western

Jackson Traylor — Eastern

Logan County Magistrate

(Non Partisan)

Steven Gray — Division 1

Joseph L. Mendez — Division 1

Estel E. Murray — Division 1

Dwight A. Williamson — Division 2

Leonard L. Codispoti — Division 3

Logan County Commission

Danny Ellis, Democrat — Eastern District

Sherman Grimmett, Democrat — Eastern District

Joshua Lyall, Democrat — Eastern District

Logan County Clerk

John A. Turner — Democrat

Logan County Prosecuting Attorney

John W. Bennett — Democrat

Logan County Sheriff

Sonya Marie Dingess Porter — Democrat

Logan County Circuit Clerk

Mark A. McGrew — Democrat

Logan County Assessor

Harold R. Porter Jr. — Democrat

Logan County Conservation District Supervisor

(Non Partisan)

George Mathis

The candidate filing period will end at midnight, January 30, 2016. Primary Election will be held Tuesday, May 10, and the General Election will be held Tuesday, November 8.

Logan County Clerk John A. Turner was the first in Logan County to file for the 2016 primary election on January 11. Turner, of Chapmanville, is seeking his third term as County Clerk.
http://loganbanner.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_John-A-Turner-CMYK.jpgLogan County Clerk John A. Turner was the first in Logan County to file for the 2016 primary election on January 11. Turner, of Chapmanville, is seeking his third term as County Clerk.

Martha Sparks

[email protected]

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