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September 20, 2013

Candidates file letters of intent

Whitley County could see races for jailer, sheriff and judge/executive

CORBIN — By John L. Ross / Staff Writer

Primary elections are coming.

And while the first day to file for office locally is Nov. 6, several potential candidates have already filed letters of intent with the state.

According to Whitley County Clerk Kay Schwartz, there is no official word in her office yet as to who plans to run in the May 20 primary.

“If an individual decides to be a candidate, and they plan to spend or raise money (prior to the Nov. 6 date), then they must file letters of intent with the state,” Schwartz said.

Several candidates for Whitley County offices have already done so, according to the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance’s (KREF) website.

There are several Tri-County offices up for reelection in 2014, however, Whitley County appears to be set for a few tough races.

Seven people have sent letters of intent to KREF to run in the primary for Whitley County jailer — and absent from that list is current jailer Ken Mobley.

Those seeking the jailer’s seat are Daniel Essek, Sandra Hoke, Shawn Jackson, Brian Lawson, Will Leach, Melinda Moses and Todd Standifer.

Mobley filed his letter of intent to run for Whitley County Sheriff — as did current sheriff Colan Harrell as well as a third candidate, Darren Gilreath.

According to the KREF website, current Whitley County Judge/Executive Pat White, Jr. sent his letter of intent to run for reelection. However, White should expect to face at least one challenger — current Whitley County Third District Magistrate Jamie Fuson.

Also up for election next year is the Whitley County district 4 magistrate, currently held by Robbie Brown. Brown filed his letter of intent, as did challengers to the seat Mark Brock and Raleigh Meadors.

Other Whitley County offices which have candidates who filed letters of intent include the constable for district 4, currently held by Andy Moses. It is unknown whether Moses plans to run again, however, if he does there is at least one challenger — Carl Neal.

The district 3 constable seat is also up for reelection. Jim Thornton is the current third district constable, and if he elects to run for the seat again, he will face challenger Dorman Patrick.

Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley is also up for reelection, but it is unknown through KREF whether he intends to run again. If so, Croley faces challenger Terry Hamblin.

Laurel County candidates who have so far filed letters of intent with the KREF include Kevin Greenfield, who plans to run for the fourth district magistrate seat currently held by Jeff Book. Also running is Harold Frye, who seeks the sixth district constable position. No other potential candidates for Laurel County offices have filed letters of intent with KREF at this time.

In Knox County, current sheriff John Pickard has not filed a letter of intent with the state, but if he does run again for sheriff, he can expect to face challenger Mike Smith.

Other candidates in Knox County filing their letters of intent include Gilbert Holland, who plans to run for county attorney, and Mike Corey, who seeks to keep his seat as Knox County clerk.

Schwartz added that if a candidate wishes to change his or her party affiliation, they must do so by Dec. 31 of this year — if they want to remain eligible to vote in the May primary.

Individuals wishing to announce their candidacy locally may do so with their county election offices between Nov. 6 and Jan. 28, according to Schwartz.

 

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