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ELECTION WATCH 2024: Candidate Filing Period Ends on Saturday, Jan. 27

Come May 14th regardless of party affiliation, every registered voter, will have the opportunity to vote for candidates running for the non-partisan offices of Board of Education, Magistrate, Circuit Court Judge, and Family Court Judge. When the votes are tallied, there will be two candidates elected to the Board of Education and one to Magistrate Division 1, Magistrate Division 2, Magistrate Division 3, Circuit Court Judge Division 1, Circuit Court Judge Division 2, and Family Court Judge.

As of 10 a.m., Tuesday, January 23, a total of 11 candidates have filed for the 8 openings. The three contested races would be Board of Education, Magistrate Division 3, and Circuit Court Judge Division 1.

Voters will also select Republican and Democratic candidates to be listed on the November General Election ballot for federal, state and county offices. Putnam voters will determine the candidates for County Commissioner, Assessor, Sheriff, Prosecuting Attorney, State Senate (4th and 8th Districts), and House of Delegates (19th, 20th and 21st Districts).

As of January 23, only two of a possible 18 races for a spot on the General Election ballot offer a choice of candidates — Republican candidate for House of Delegate District 19 and Republican candidate for House of Delegate District 20.

If no more candidates file, House of Delegates District 19 Republican voters must choose between Kathie Hess Crouse and Debbie Deweese and House of Delegate District 20 Republican voters between Jacob Losh and Sarah Drennan.

The full list of Putnam filings follows:

Non-Partisan Filings
Board of Education
Christian Wells – District 1; Chuck Hatfield – District 3; Jacob Fertig – District – 1

Magistrate – Div. 1
Linda Hunt
Magistrate – Div. 2
Jean Luikart
Magistrate – Div. 3
Larry Wingo
Eric Whitney
Circuit Judge – Div. 1
Jon Hoover
Phillip Stowers
Circuit Judge – Div. 2
Joseph Reeder
Family Court Judge
Rick Witt

Partisan Filings
County Commission
Andy Skidmore [R]
Bobbie Eggleton [R]
Prosecuting Attorney
Kris Raynes [R]
Gary Warner [R]

State Senate (4th)
Amy Nichole Grady [R]
State Senate (8th)
Glenn Jeffries [R]
House of Delegates Dist. 19
Kathie Hess Crouse [R]
Debbie Deweese [R]
House of Delegates Dist. 20
Sarah Drennan [R]
Jacob Losh [R]
House of Delegates Dist. 21
Jarred Cannon [R]
Michael Mosteller [D]

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