WILLIAMSON - Several individuals have decided to throw their names into the 2014 election hat, and completed the filing process in the Mingo County Clerk’s office on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Trying to retain the Board of Education seat he now holds is Steven “Cheetah” Marcum, of Kermit. Vying for a seat on the BOE is retired Williamson High School teacher, June Glover. Robert Adams Jr., of Delbarton, has also filed for a school board seat after narrowly being defeated for that seat in the 2012 election.
An extra vacancy on the school board is up for grabs stemming from the resignation of Mike Carter, who left that position after being appointed to fill the remainder of the county commission seat, following the resignation of David Baisden, who entered a guilty plea to federal charges of extortion.
Jim Harvey, a Chattaroy native and a former contender for magistrate and county commissioner, filed his intentions to once again seek the office of magistrate, and hopes to fill the unexpired term of former magistrate Dallas Toler, who resigned before being indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of voter registration fraud.
Teresa McCune, who presently serves as the chief public defender for the county has made her intentions known that she will be seeking the circuit judge’s seat that had been held for 13 years by Michael Thornsbury, who resigned and is presently awaiting sentencing on charges that he violated the constitutional rights of a defendant.
Charles “Butch” West, a well-known local attorney, is the first candidate to file for the office of prosecutor. Former prosecutor C. Michael Sparks resigned amidst the federal investigation that has removed several county officials from office, and has pleaded guilty to a single misdeamenor charge of violating the constitutional rights of a defendant.