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Election Watch 2022: Campaign filings

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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 acopley@hdmediallc.com.

2022 ELECTIONS

U.S. CONGRESS DISTRICT 1, W.Va. (southern West Virginia)

Incumbent: Carol Miller (R)

Democrat Filings:  

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) 

Democrat Filings:  

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) 

Democrat Filings:  

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)

Democrat Filings: 

Republican Filings: 


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)

Democrat Filings: 

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)

Democrat Filings: 

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.

Nonpartisan Filings:  


BOONE COUNTY CLERK

Incumbent: Roger Toney (D)  

Democrat Filings: 

Republican Filings:   


BOONE COUNTY CIRCUIT CLERK 

Incumbent: Anita Perdue

Democrat Filings: 

Republican Filings:  


BOONE COUNTY COMMISSION

Incumbent: Craig Bratcher (D) 

Democrat Filings: 

Republican Filings:  


BOONE/LINCOLN FAMILY 10 COURT JUDGES (2)

Incumbent: Bobby Hale, Ronald Salmons 

Nonpartisan Filings: 


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.

Nonpartisan Filings: 


LOGAN COUNTY CIRCUIT CLERK 

Incumbent:  Mark McGrew

Democrat Filings: 

Republican Filings:  


LOGAN COUNTY CLERK 

Incumbent:  John Turner (D)

Democrat Filings: 

Republican Filings: 


LOGAN FAMILY 9 COURT JUDGES (2)

Incumbent: Kelly Gilmore Codispoti and Christopher Workman 

Nonpartisan Filings: 


LOGAN COUNTY COMMISSION

Incumbent: Danny Ellis (D) (not seeking re-election)

Democrat Filings: 

Republican Filings:  


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.

Republican Filings:  


MINGO COUNTY CLERK 

Incumbent: Larry “Yogi” Croaff  (D)

Democrat Filings: Renee Smith of Kermit. 

Republican Filings: 


MINGO FAMILY 8 COURT JUDGE

Incumbent: Sabrina Deskins

Nonpartisan Filings: 


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.