The West Virginia 2022 election filing period is from Monday, Jan. 10, through Saturday, Jan. 29 (applications must be postmarked by that date).
People who plan to run for office during the primary election cycle can file for candidacy with the Secretary of State’s Office or their local county or municipal clerk’s office, depending on which office they’re seeking.
The 2022 election cycle will be the first during which West Virginia voters select public officials under new congressional, legislative and county districts as drawn during the 2021 redistricting cycle. Links to maps showing the new political districts and numbers are available on the Secretary of State’s website.
The West Virginia primary election is Tuesday, May 10, 2022, and the general election is Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. Click here for voter registration information.
Here are the current filings for Mingo, Logan, Boone and Lincoln counties, according to the West Virginia Secretary of State's website. Candidates who filed locally might not show up on the list yet. Spot an error? Email email@example.com.
U.S. CONGRESS DISTRICT 1, W.Va. (southern West Virginia)
Incumbent: Carol Miller (R)
Republican Filings: Kent Stevens of Milton, Zane Lawhorn of Princeton, Scott Fuller of Kenova.
U.S. CONGRESS DISTRICT 2, W.Va. (northern West Virginia)
Incumbent: David McKinley (R) / Alex Mooney (R)
Republican Filings: Mike Seckman of West Union, Susan B. Lochocki of Morgantown, incumbents David B. McKinley of Wheeling and Alex Mooney of Charles Town.
WEST VIRGINIA STATE SENATE (redistricted in 2020). Half of the Senate is up for election.
Senate District 6 (southern Wayne, Mingo, McDowell, Mercer)
Incumbent: Mark Maynard (R)
Republican Filings: Mark R. Maynard of Wayne.
Senate District 7 (Lincoln, Boone, Logan, southern Kanawha)
Incumbent: Ron Stollings (D)
Democrat Filings: Ron Stollings of Danville.
Republican Filings: Mike Stuart of South Charleston, Chad McCormick of Yawkey.
WEST VIRGINIA STATE HOUSE (Redistricted in 2020, the 100 seats are now in single-member 100 districts. All 100 seats are up for election.)
House District 29 (southern Wayne County and northern Mingo County)
House District 30 (northern Lincoln County)
Democrat Filings: Roger May of Alum Creek.
Republican Filings: David "Flimsy" Adkins of Hamlin.
House District 31 (southwestern Lincoln, northern Logan, western Boone)
Republican Filings: Margitta Mazzocchi of Chapmanville.
House District 32 (most of Boone County)
Democrat Filings: Rodney A. Miller of Madison.
Republican Filings: Current House 23 delegate Josh Holstein of Ashford.
House District 33 (southern Logan County)
Democrat Filings: George Howes of Sarah Ann.
Republican Filings: Current House 24 delegate Jordan Bridges of Logan.
House District 34 (southern Mingo County, northwestern McDowell)
Republican Filings: Mark Dean of Gilbert.
BOONE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION (3 seats open)
Incumbents: James Craig, District 1; Barry Brown, District 2; Rob Nelson, District 3.
BOONE COUNTY CLERK
Incumbent: Roger Toney (D)
BOONE COUNTY CIRCUIT CLERK
Incumbent: Anita Perdue
BOONE COUNTY COMMISSION
Incumbent: Craig Bratcher (D)
BOONE/LINCOLN FAMILY 10 COURT JUDGES (2)
Incumbent: Bobby Hale, Ronald Salmons
BOONE/LINCOLN CIRCUIT COURT 25
Incumbent: Stacy Nowicki-Eldridge (appointed).
Nonpartisan Filings: Stacy Nowicki-Eldridge
LINCOLN COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION (3 seats open)
Incumbents: Rodney Baker, District 2; Fred Curry, District 3; Steve Priestley, District 3.
Nonpartisan Filings: DISTRICT 1: Rodney Cummings of Alum Creek, R. Jody Pistore of Alum Creek, Johnny Workman of Tornado. DISTRICT 2: Howard "Hoss" Farley of Harts, Jeremy W. Wilson of Branchland. DISTRICT 3: David Bell of Hamlin, Fred Curry of Hamlin.
LINCOLN COUNTY CIRCUIT CLERK
Incumbent: Charlie Brumfield
Democrat Filings: Charles Brumfield of Harts.
Republican Filings: Brian Graley of Griffithsville.
LINCOLN COUNTY CLERK
Incumbent: Direl Baker
Democrat Filings: Direl Baker of Hamlin
Republican Filings: Kristy Scraggs of Branchland
LINCOLN COUNTY COMMISSION
Incumbent: Charles Vance
Democrat Filings: Charles Vance of Midkiff
Republican Filings: Kim Blair of Harts.
LOGAN COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION (3 seats open)
Incumbents: Debbie Mendez, West District; Jeremy Farley, East District; Dr. Pat Joe White, East District.
LOGAN COUNTY CIRCUIT CLERK
Incumbent: Mark McGrew
LOGAN COUNTY CLERK
Incumbent: John Turner (D)
LOGAN FAMILY 9 COURT JUDGES (2)
Incumbent: Kelly Gilmore Codispoti and Christopher Workman
LOGAN COUNTY COMMISSION
Incumbent: Danny Ellis (D) (not seeking re-election)
MINGO COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION (3 seats open)
Incumbents: James Baisden, Kermit-Harvey District; John W. Preece, Lee District; Tom Slone, Tug-Hardee District.
Nonpartisan Filings: STAFFORD DISTRICT: Justin Billy Endicott of Gilbert.
MINGO COUNTY CIRCUIT CLERK
Incumbent: Lonnie Hannah
Democrat Filings: Lonnie Hannah of Williamson.
MINGO COUNTY CLERK
Incumbent: Larry “Yogi” Croaff (D)
Democrat Filings: Renee Smith of Kermit.
MINGO FAMILY 8 COURT JUDGE
Incumbent: Sabrina Deskins
MINGO COUNTY COMMISSION - Taylor seat
Incumbent: Thomas Taylor (R)
Democrat Filings: Doug Kirk of Lenore.
Republican Filings: None yet
MINGO COUNTY COMMISSION - Fortner seat
Incumbent: Marty Fortner (appointed to complete Gavin Smith's term) (R)
Democrat Filings: Nathan Brown of Lenore.
Republican Filings: Russell L. Deskins of Williamson.