***UPDATE*** OHIO COUNTY, Ky. (12/6/17) — Three candidates have filed for local office since last week’s update with all three being incumbents.
Second District Magistrate Jason Bullock (D) has filed for re-election. Bullock informed the Ohio County Monitor he filed to run right before the Nov. 28, 2017, Ohio County Fiscal Court meeting.
Another incumbent who filed for re-election was the First District Constable Leslie “Dickie” Gibson. Gibson, a Democrat, ran unopposed in 2014 in both the Primary and General Election.
Finally, Beaver Dam City Commissioner Charles Patton has filed for re-election. He is the second incumbent Beaver Dam City Commissioner to file, after Keith Dale.
***UPDATE*** OHIO COUNTY, Ky. (11/29/17) — Several new candidates have filed for office, including another Republican Judge-Executive candidate, a Republican candidate for Second District Magistrate and several incumbents.
In the very crowded race for Judge-Executive, Republican Greg Decker has filed for office. With Decker, there are now five Republican candidates for Judge-Executive, including the incumbent, David Johnston.
Current Third District School Board member Dwight Raymond has filed as a Republican candidate for Second District Magistrate. Jason Bullock, a Democrat and incumbent Second District Magistrate, has not filed as of this writing.
Continuing with magistrate filings, Cecil Gilstrap (R) filed to run for Fifth District Magistrate. Gilstrap ran for Fifth District Magistrate in 2014 finishing third behind former Fifth District Magistrate Kenny Autry and current Fifth District Magistrate Larry Morphew in the Primary Election.
In other filings, Maranda “Mandy” Hays (D) has filed to run for Ohio Coroner.
Several incumbents also filed for office this week, including First District Magistrate Sam Small (D), Third District Magistrate Joe Barnes (D), Hartford Mayor George Chinn, Ohio County Circuit Court Clerk Shannon Kirtley (D), Ohio County PVA Jason Chinn (D)and Second District Constable Orville Baize (R).
***UPDATE*** OHIO COUNTY, Ky. (11/22/17) — While rumors of potential candidates swirl all over Ohio County, since last Tuesday, there have only been two more candidates to file for office.
Both candidates are seeking re-election in the city of Beaver Dam. Mayor Paul Sandefur has filed to run for re-election as the mayor of Beaver Dam. Beaver Dam Commissioner Keith Dale has filed to run for re-election to the Beaver Dam City Commission.
Due to the fact the both offices are nonpartisan, both Sandefur and Dale won’t be on the ballot for the May primary election.
OHIO COUNTY, Ky. — Election season is here as candidates began filing to run for office in Ohio County last Thursday. The filing deadline is Jan. 26, 2018. The state’s primary election will be held May 17, 2018, followed by the general election Nov. 8, 2018.
As of this time, 10 people have filed for county office at the Ohio County Clerk’s office, with four of those being Republican candidates for Ohio County Judge-Executive. Incumbent Kentucky State Senator of the 6th District, C.B. Embry Jr. (R), has also filed for re-election.
More filings are expected over the next several weeks. A list of those who have filed for office is provided below and will be updated throughout the campaign season.
OHIO COUNTY JUDGE-EXECUTIVE
David Johnston (R) Incumbent
Steven W. Geary (R)
Bryan Wilson (R)
Robert Earl Seaton (R)
Greg Decker (R)
OHIO COUNTY SHERIFF
Tracy Beatty (R) Incumbent
OHIO COUNTY PVA
Jason Chinn (D) Incumbent
OHIO COUNTY CLERK
Bess Ralph (D) Incumbent
OHIO COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT CLERK
Shannon Kirtley (D) Incumbent
OHIO COUNTY JAILER
Gerry “Rip” Wright (D) Incumbent
OHIO COUNTY CORONER
David Todd Morris (R)
Maranda “Mandy” Hays (D)
FIRST DISTRICT MAGISTRATE
Sam Small (D) Incumbent
SECOND DISTRICT MAGISTRATE
Dwight Raymond (R)
Jason Bullock (D) Incumbent
THIRD DISTRICT MAGISTRATE
Joe Barnes (D) Incumbent
FIFTH DISTRICT MAGISTRATE
Larry Morphew (R) Incumbent
Cecil Gilstrap (R)
OHIO COUNTY ATTORNEY
Justin Keown (D) Incumbent
FIRST DISTRICT CONSTABLE
Leslie “Dickie” Gibson (D) Incumbent
SECOND DISTRICT CONSTABLE
Orville Baize (R) Incumbent
BEAVER DAM MAYOR (Nonpartisan)
Paul Sandefur Incumbent
BEAVER DAM CITY COMMISSION (Nonpartisan)
Keith Dale Incumbent
Charles Patton Incumbent
HARTFORD MAYOR (Nonpartisan)
George Chinn Incumbent
STATE SENTATE DISTRICT 6 (Ohio, Hopkins, Butler, Muhlenberg)
C.B. Embry Jr. (R) Incumbent
Other county and city offices up for election in 2018 are:
4th District Magistrate
3rd, 4th and 5th District Constable
Centertown Mayor (Nonpartisan)
Centertown City Commission (Nonpartisan)
Fordsville Mayor (Nonpartisan)
Fordsville City Commission (Nonpartisan)
Hartford City Council (Nonpartisan)
McHenry Mayor (Nonpartisan)
McHenry City Commission (Nonpartisan)
Rockport Mayor (Nonpartisan)
Rockport City Commission (Nonpartisan)
2nd and 5th District School Board