By Beth Christian
The Parsons Advocate
PARSONS –The Primary Election is slated for May 10. The deadline for filings has come and gone but the Tucker County Executive Committees may appoint folks to run where there are unopposed seats.
Those filing to run for office in Tucker County include: Incumbent Sherry Simmons, Republican from Parsons, for Tucker County Clerk. The yearly salary for Tucker County Clerk is $59,532. Ray LaMora III, Republican from Parsons, for Tucker County Prosecuting Attorney. The yearly salary for the Tucker County Prosecuting Attorney is $100,800.
The Tucker County Commission has one seat up for vote. Incumbent Lowell Moore, Republican from Parsons will face Hendricks resident Roxanne D. Tuesing, Democrat, for that position. The salary for Tucker County Commissioners is $39,178.
Brian K. Wilfong, a Democrat from Hambleton, is the current Tucker County Sheriff and is the only one filed to run for that position. The yearly salary for a Tucker County Sheriff is $48,787.
Incumbents Riley H. Barb of Davis has filed for Division 1 Tucker County Magistrate and Mont Miller of Parsons has filed for Division 2 Tucker County Magistrate. The yearly salary for Tucker County Magistrates is $57,500.
Current Tucker County Assessor Paul “Butch” Burns did not file for re-election. Those running for this position include James “Chris” Michael, a Republican from Parsons and Greg Stevens, a Democrat from Parsons. The yearly salary for Tucker County Assessor is $48,787.
Tucker County Circuit Clerk Donna Jean Bava will be retiring in December. Three folks have filed to run for that position, including David Cooper, a Democrat from Parsons; Kim Ledden, a Democrat from Hambleton; and Sharon Moats, a Democrat from Parsons. The yearly salary for Tucker County Circuit Clerk is $59,532.
James B. Nester of Parsons has filed for Conservation District Supervisor. Two seats are available on Tucker County Board of Education. Tim Turner of Parsons is running for his second term on the board. Bud Parsons is not seeking re-election. Chopper Evans, of Hambleton, is also running for a seat on the Tucker County Board of Education.
W.Va. House of Delegate District 53 covers parts of Tucker and Preston counties. Three will vie for that seat including Tony J. Lewis, Republican from Eglon, Al Tomson, a Democrat from Davis and D.R. Buck Jennings, a Republican from Thornton. The trio will vie for the seat, currently held by Delegate Randy Smith, R-Davis, who is running against incumbent Senator Bob Williams, D-Bridgeport, in District 14.
Incumbent Delegate Danny Wagner, R-Philippi, is running against Ken Auvil, Democrat from Belington for a seat in the W.Va. House of Delegates, District 47 which covers parts of Barbour and Tucker Counties.
Those filing to run for the U.S. House District 1 include David B. McKinley, incumbent, a Republican from Wheeling and Mike Manypenny, a Democrat from Grafton. Michele W. Good and Lori Haynes, both of Elkins, have filed for Family Court Judge in Circuit 22.
Additional information about the Primary Election is available by calling the Tucker County Courthouse at 304-478-2414, ext. 201, or the W.Va. Secretary of State by calling 304-558-6000 or online at www.wvsos.com.