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November 27, 2013

Candidates for 2014 election trickling in to file paperwork

Sheriff Todd Wood will seek reelection


Somerset —

1st District: Denny Allen Britt and Danny Weddle, both Republicans. James Foster, incumbent constable, has not filed.
2nd District: Clyde Molen, Carl David Jones, James Huesman and Christopher Roberts, all Republicans. Shane D. Haste, incumbent constable, has filed for coroner.
3rd District: Travis Gillilan and Brad Wilson, both Republicans. Richard Gene Palmer, incumbent constable, has not filed.
4th District: James Mayfield, a Republican. Richard L. New is currently serving as constable but has not filed for reelection.
5th District: Incumbent Michael “Wally” Wallace,, has filed for reelection.  
“It’s early,” Troxtell commented. “Some candidates may be waiting until after the first of the year to skip one financial report they would be required to file.”
There is considerable interest in Troxtell’s office. The county clerk announced earlier this year he will retire at the close of his second term at the end of December next year.
The latest to file for Troxtell’s office is an agent with Shelter Insurance. Jim Reams, 142 Woodland Drive, Somerset, joins Tim Price, Linda Burnett and Josh Anderson as candidates to succeed Troxtell.
Price and Burnett both are deputy county clerks in Troxtell’s office. Anderson is a local businessman and former Major League Baseball player. Reams is a member and past president of Somerset Kiwanis Club. All candidates so far are Republicans.
  Incumbent Pulaski County Judge-executive Barty Bullock has filed for reelection to a third term. Steve Kelley, who finished a close second in the 2010 GOP primary race for judge-executive, has filed for another try at the county judge’s office. Kelley has been shaking hands for some time. Both Bullock and Kelley are Republicans.
Other early filers include:
• Martin Hatfield has filed for reelection as county attorney. He is a Republican.
• Michael Hall and Anthony McCollum, both Republicans, have filed for jailer. Incumbent Mike Harris, also a Republican, had not filed as of Wednesday afternoon.

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