Last-minute filings add several names to 2014 primary ballot

January 28, 2014

Rachel Baldwin


WILLIAMSON - It appears that several candidates waited until the deadline to file for county offices, with a total of 23 names being added to the 2014 ballot. Several of those who filed are seeking the position of committeeman and committeewoman.

According to Mingo County Deputy Clerk Marlena Cisco, those who filed before the Saturday deadline and the offices they seek are as follows:

Miki Thompson (currently serving as Family Court Judge for Mingo County) filed for the circuit judge’s position; David Justice, of Matewan, filed for two positions, the first as magistrate and the second as committeeman for Magnolia District; Wesley White withdrew his intentions to run for the 21st Delegate Executive Committeeman slot and instead announced his plans to seek the prosecuting attorney’s office.

Robert Carlton, circuit judge; Floyd Scott Smith of Kermit for magistrate; Stephanie Woolum, committeewoman for Magnolia District; Glen Dale Canada, committeeman, Lee District; Nannie Caroline Spence, committeewoman of Lee District; Monique Missie Lester, committeeman for the Stafford District; Jeremy Pinson, 20th Delegate Executive Committee; Lisa Kirk, committeeman of Tug Hardee District; Jeremy Blankenship for committeeman of Beech/Ben/Mate District as well as 21st District Delegate Executive Committee; Kayla Simpkins,committeeman of Magnolia District; Gerelene Maynard, committeeman for the Lee District; Judy Smith Harvey for committeeman of Tug/Hardee District; Joseph Hatfield, committeeman of Stafford District and Elmer Ray Spence, committeeman for Lee District.

Joining the Board of Education race are Joshua Davis, Jacqueline Branch and Mark Colegrove. A complete listing of county candidates, as well as the state and national races, will appear in Wednesday’s edition of the Daily News.