election 300HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (12/20/13) — With the filing deadline of Jan. 28 quickly approaching, more candidates have filed for elected office with the Hopkins County Clerk's office while several others have picked up candidate packets indicating an interest in running for public office.

State Rep. Ben Waide, R-Madisonville, has filed for Hopkins County Judge Executive. Waide will face incumbent Donald Carroll, a Democrat, if Carroll files for re-election. Carroll has picked up his candidacy packet.

Pamela J. Adams Love, a Democrat, has filed for the position of Hopkins County Public Valuation Administrator.

Matt Sanderson, a Republican, has filed for the position of Hopkins County Sheriff. He will face incumbent Sheriff Frank Latham, a Democrat, if Latham files for re-election. Latham has picked up his candidacy packet. Todd Blakeley has also expressed his interest in the Sheriff's position by picking up his paperwork.

Todd P'Pool, a Republican, has filed for re-election as Hopkins County Attorney.

Joe Blue, a Democrat, has filed for re-election as the Hopkins County Jailer.

Devra Allise Steckler, a Democrat, has filed for re-election for Hopkins County Clerk.

Magistrate Larry E. Wilson, a Democrat in District 4, has filed for re-election for the position he now holds. He will face primary competition from Jimmie Ray, a Democrat, who has filed his candidacy. Linda P. Todd, a Democrat, has filed for Magistrate District 2.

Madisonville Mayor David W. Jackson, a Republican, has filed for re-election for the position he now holds.

In the Madisonville City Council race, Tom Morgan, a Democrat, has filed for Madisonville City Council Ward 2. Mark D. Lee, a Republican, has filed for re-election to Madisonville City Council Ward 1; and, Raymond Marion Jr., a Democrat, has filed for re-election to City Council Ward 3.

Madisonville City Council Woman Hannah Miner Myers, a Democrat, has filed for Magistrate in District 7.

Other people, who have expressed interest in running for office by picking up candidacy paperwork from the clerk's office include:

Shaun McEntire, Karey Deardorff, Randall Hardesty, William Whitledge, Kim Poe Gilliam and David G. Massamore have expressed interest in running for District Judge.

Susan W. McClure has picked up her paperwork for Circuit Judge Divs. 2 Family Court.

Incumbent Hopkins County Coroner Dennis Mayfield has picked up his candidacy paperwork.

Michael Seiber has picked up his candidacy paperwork for state representative in District 9.

For Magistrate in District 1, incumbent Karol Welch and David K. Crick have picked up their paperwork for candidacy.

For Magistrate in District 2, Ronald J. Tedder, Linda Todd, Michael Bryant and David Joseph Offutt have picked up paperwork for candidacy.

For Magistrate in District 3, Dianne Coleman and Shawn D. Crick have picked up their paperwork for candidacy.

For Magistrate in District 4, Richard Tucker has expressed interest by picking up his paperwork.

For Magistrate in District 6, incumbent Charlie Beshears has expressed interest by picking up his paperwork.

For Magistrate in District 7, Michael Williams has expressed interest by picking up his paperwork.

For Constable offices, Mike Todd has picked up candidacy paperwork for District 6, Janet Adams Vaughn has picked up candidacy paperwork for District 4; and, David Anderson has picked up paperwork for District 7.

For Madisonville City Council, Tom Morgan has picked up paperwork for Ward 2, while John Stewart has picked up paperwork for Ward 3.

Rita Dukes Smith
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