Filing for local offices in next year’s 2014 primary continues slow but steady as three more candidates entered races last week. This brings the total number thus far to 34 names that will appear on the ballot for Clinton County races alone.
All three candidates who filed last week–through Monday, December 9–were Republicans, bringing the total number of GOP candidates to 31 compared to still only three Democrats, all of which are seeking the same office of County Judge/Executive.
The three candidates who filed last week include Kevin Marcum, currently serving in his first term on the Clinton County Board of Education, who filed for County Judge/Executive.
This brings the total number of candidates for the office to five, including three Democrats and two Republicans, including the incumbent.
Two additional candidates filed for constable seats, both Republicans. Steve Bridgeman filed in District Four and James Adkins in District One. Two candidates are now running in the fourth district while Adkins is the only candidate in the first district thus far.
Of all the races, the ones with the most candidates locally are that of magistrate where nine people are running in the six districts, and constable, where there are eight candidates in the six races.
The 34 local names are only a part the total candidates that will be appearing on the May ballot, but several names will be under state, federal and judicial races and a total listing of names in all races that will be on the ballot in Clinton County will be published in a later edition.
The filing deadline for all candidates, whether it be local candidates who file with County Clerk’s or other candidates who file in Frankfort with the Secretary of State, is 4 p.m. local prevailing time on Tuesday, January 28, 2014.