Area candidates vie for public office


The 2018 Primary Election will be held on May 8, with seats open in several offices. This is an unofficial list of candidates running for office, which still must be certified before becoming official.
Candidates running for United States Senator are Bo Copley, coal miner [R]; Don Blankenship, former Chairman and CEO of Massey Energy [R]; Evan Jenkins, U.S. Representative [R]; Jack Newbrough [R]; Patrick Morrisey [R]; Tom Willis, Army veteran [R]; Joseph Manchin, III, incumbent U.S. Senator [D]; Paula Jean Swearengin, social and environmental activist [D].
Second Congressional District Democratic Executive Committee-Female candidates are Edwina Howard-Jack, Karen Coria, and Virginia “Ginny” Moles.
Second Congressional District Democratic Executive Committee-Male candidates are Christian Watts, David Bender, Hassan Rasheed, Joe Murphy, Ken Ragle, and Thornton Cooper.
Second Congressional Republican Executive Committee-female candidates are Carolyn Jackson, Jean Jacobs, Katherine McCormick, Katherine Winkler, Kristina Raynes, Pamela Dahmer, Patricia Rucker, Patricia Adams, and Sharon Novak.
Second Congressional District Republican Executive Committee-Male candidates are Brian Wood, David Winkler, Donald Forsht, Gary Kelley, Greg Ladd, Jack Hefestay, Kenneth Mattson, Michael Ihle, Phillips Bruce Kolsun, Roger Dahmer, and Samson Wright.
Twelfth Senatorial District Democratic Executive Committee female candidates are Amanda Shelton.
Twelfth Senatorial District Republican Executive Committee female candidates are Laura Kennedy.
Twelfth Senatorial Republican Executive Committee male candidates are Danny Hamrick.
United States House of Representatives candidates are Alex Mooney, [R]; Aaron Scheinberg, [D]; Talley Sergent, [D].
WV State Senator, 12th Senate District,  candidates are Mike Romano [D], and Waymond Cork [R].
WV House of Delegates, 46th District, candidates are Patrick Martin [R], and Robert L. “Bob” Stultz [D].
Twelfth Senatorial District State Democratic Executive Committee female candidates are Natialie Thiele, Robin Stultz, and Susan Miley.
Twelfth Senatorial District State Democratic Executive Committee male candidates are Frederick Gerwig, Joshua Porto, and Ron Fragale.
Twelfth Senatorial District State Republican Executive Committee female candidates are Laura Kennedy.
Twelfth Senatorial District State Republican Executive Committee male candidates are Danny Hamrick, Ernie Bennett, and Patrick Martin.
Lewis County Democratic Executive Committee female candidates are Brianna McClain, and Patty Smith.
Lewis County Democratic Executive Committee male candidates are Robert L. Stultz.
Lewis County Republican Executive Committee-Female candidates are Connie Clem Riffle, Louella Clem, and Vicki Kerrigan.
Lewis County Republican Executive Committee male candidates are Claude Riffle, Darrell Lynn Allman, Ernie Bennett, Frank Angotti, Glenn Brown, Jr., and R. Gerald Wood.
Lewis County Commissioner-One Seat: candidates Agnes Queen, [D]; Steve Shriver, II, [R]; Bruce Garrett, [D].
Lewis County Board of Education candidates are Connie Riffle, no party affiliation; James Flesher, no party affiliation; Michael Monachello, no party affiliation; Mike Holden, no party affiliation; Robert Mitchell, no party affiliation; Tori Zielinski, no party affiliation; Vicki Kerrigan, no party affiliation; Paul Derico, non-partisan.
Conservation District Supervisor candidate is Steve Hannah, non-partisan.


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