The candidate filing period for the May primary election began Monday, January tenth.
The filing period runs until Saturday, January 29 at midnight. Candidates interesting in running for office must file a certificate of announcement with the West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office or the local county clerk’s office before the deadline on the twenty-ninth.
Races on the ballot this year include the state’s two U.S. House of Representatives districts. West Virginia did have three seats in Congress, but the state was downgraded due to population loss with the 2020 census. Republican Representatives David McKinley and Alex Mooney are running in the Republican primary for the new second district. Representative Carol Miller is seeking to represent the first District. The West Virginia Legislature approved new districts for the US House of Representatives, the state Senate and House of Delegates last October.
Seventeen seats in the West Virginia Senate are up for election this year and all 100 House of Delegates seats. Moreover, positions with county commissions, county boards of education and local conservation districts are up this year.
As of eleven o’clock Monday morning, The Logan County Clerk’s office had accepted the announcements and fees for two county offices. Mark McGrew filed to run for another term as Logan County Circuit Clerk and John Turner filed for an additional term as Logan County Clerk.