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Local candidates file for office

From left, Wood County Commissioner Bob Tebay and county Magistrates Robin Waters, Joe Kuhl and Jody Purkey file to run for re-election Monday morning in the Wood County Clerk’s Office. (Photo by Evan Bevins)

From Staff Reports

PARKERSBURG — The candidate filing period for federal, state and municipal offices in West Virginia started Monday.

Local residents filing included candidates for the House of Delegates, county commission, sheriff and mayor of Parkersburg.

The filing period ends midnight Jan. 25. Certificates of Announcement postmarked by midnight and deposited in the U.S. Mail will be accepted.

Primary election day is May 12. The general election is Nov. 3.

City of Parkersburg candidates filing for office Monday included:

Sherry Dugan, Democrat, mayor. Dugan is a business owner and former City Council member who serves on the Municipal Planning Commission and ran for mayor in 2016.

Tom Joyce, Republican, mayor. Joyce is the incumbent mayor, a business owner and former city councilman.

Nancy Wilcox, Democrat, mayor. Wilcox is retired and a former city councilwoman.

Don Godfrey, independent, City Council, District 1. Godfrey is a former District 1 councilman.

Bob Mercer, Republican, City Council, District 3. Mercer is an incumbent councilman and a 911 dispatcher.

J.R. Carpenter, Democrat, City Council, District 5. Carpenter is a business owner and two-term incumbent councilman.

Candidates filing for Wood County offices on Monday included:

Robert Tebay, Republican, for Wood County Commission. Tebay is the incumbent.

Roger Brown, Republican, of Parkersburg for the Wood County Commission.

Joe Kuhl for Wood County Magistrate. Kuhl is an incumbent magistrate for one of the four open positions.

Robin Waters for Wood County Magistrate. Waters is an incumbent magistrate for one of the four open positions.

Jody Purkey for Wood County Magistrate. Purkey is an incumbent magistrate for one of the four open positions.

Brenda Marshall for Wood County Magistrate. Marshall is an incumbent magistrate for one of the four open positions.

Steve Stephens, Republican, for Wood County Sheriff. Stephens is the incumbent sheriff.

Pat Lefebure, Republican for Wood County Prosecutor. Lefebure is the incumbent prosecutor.

The Wood County Clerk’s Office will be open Saturdays this month from 9 a.m. to noon for people to file for office.

Local candidates filing for state office included:

Donna Boley, St. Marys, Republican, West Virginia Senate, District 3. Boley is an incumbent senator.

Chuck Little, Davisville, Republican, House of Delegates, District 9. Little was appointed to the House when Ray Hollen resigned in May.

Roger Conley, Vienna, Republican, House of Delegates, District 10. Conley is a Vienna city councilman and chairman of the Wood County Republican Party Executive Committee.

Vernon Criss, Vienna, Republican, House of Delegates, District 10. Criss is a businessman and incumbent candidate for the House.

Matthew Dodrill, Parkersburg, House of Delegates, District 10. Dodrill came in fourth place for three positions in the 2018 primary election for the Republican nomination for the House.

John R. Kelly, Parkersburg, Republican, House of Delegates District 10. Kelly is an incumbent delegate and a former Parkersburg city councilman.

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