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January 28, 2014

64 local candidates file in Rowan

Jan. 28, 2014 —         Nearly two dozen additional candidates for county and city offices filed to run in the last 10 days before Tuesday’s 4 p.m. deadline, bringing the total number to 64.

       In countywide races, Republican Richard White filed for county judge-executive and John Clayton Cox, also a Republican, filed for county clerk.

       Democrats filing for countywide offices included Paul Stokes for county attorney, Elaine Bentley for county-judge executive, Richey Newton for county surveyor and Patrick Conn for jailer.

       Two candidates for mayor of Morehead and five more incumbent Morehead City Council members added their names to the non-partisan ballot.

       Incumbent David Perkins and newcomer Jim Tom Trent are seeking the mayor’s office.

       Newly-filed Council candidates include Jan Bishop, Carolyn Franzini, Thomas Carew, Glen Teager and Bruce Adkins.

       With only two candidates for mayor and a total of six for City Council, a May primary will not be required for those offices in Morehead.

       Other Republicans filing included Dennis Perry, magistrate, District 3; Kristi Wilson, magistrate, District 3; and Ricky J. Williams, magistrate, District 4.

       Also adding their names to the Democratic primary ballot were Bob E. Christian, constable, District 3; James W. Norris, constable, District 4; Dale Davis, magistrate, District 4; and Janet White-Dacci, constable, District 4.

       In other races involving Rowan County, all four sitting circuit and district court judges will face no opposition in the 21st Circuit in 2014.  

       The circuit includes Rowan, Bath, Menifee and Montgomery counties.

       They include Circuit Judges Beth Lewis Maze and William “Bill” Lane and District Judges William “Willie” Roberts and Don Blair.

       State Rep. Rocky Adkins, D-Sandy Hook, also is unopposed. Rowan’s State Senate seat is not up until 2016.

       Friday’s issue of The Morehead News will have a complete list of all candidates running in 2014.


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