By Rachel Baldwin
WILLIAMSON - The Mingo County Clerk’s office was a very busy place on Thursday and Friday as several candidates filed for office, narrowly missing the Saturday deadline.
According to Marlena Cisco and Judy Harvey, the deputy clerks who are overseeing the filing process, those who have recently filed, along with the office they seek, are as follows:
Lester Hignite, committeeman, Tug/Hardee District; Eddie Hatfield, committeeman, Tug/Hardee District; Paula Jo Reed, conservation district supervisor; Dan Kinder, committeeman, Beech/Ben/Mate District; Jerome Marcum, committeeman, Tug/Hardee District; Mark Colegrove. Board of Education, Gary Davis Sr., Board of Education; Mike Carter, County Commission (currently serving after being appointed to the seat formerly held by David Baisden); “Big Jim” Hatfield; County Commission (presently county clerk) and also for committeeman, Stafford District; Phyllis White, committeewoman, Stafford District and filed as a candidate for the 21st District Delegate Executive Committee (female); Wesley White, 21st District Delegate Executive Committee (male); Johnny Hager; 20th District Senate Executive Committee; Janet Damron, committeewoman, Kermit/Harvey District; Greg “Hootie” Smith, County Commission (incumbent), Teresa Maynard, prosecuting attorney (currently filling the slot vacated by former Prosecutor C. Michael Sparks) and Freddie Newsome, committeeman for the Williamson District.
On Monday morning, any applications for office that are received in the mail that are postmarked before midnight on Jan. 25, will be accepted. A complete list of all candidates who have filed for office will be featured in an upcoming issue of the Williamson Daily News.