As election filing deadline nears, not many filed for city council seats

Published 6:06 am Thursday, August 9, 2018

With just three business days left for candidates to file for offices not included in May’s primary elections in Boyle County, two towns don’t have enough candidates to fill their city councils after the November general election.

As of Wednesday morning, Boyle County Clerk Trille Bottom said three candidates had filed to run for the six available seats on the Junction City Council. They are Kenny Baldwin, Stephen Martin and Sonya Kitchen. All three are current members of the council.

Only two people had filed to run for the six seats on Perryville City Council. They are Carlos Miller and Conan Dallman, neither of whom are current council members. The Perryville mayor race had only one candidate, Brian R. Caldwell. Current mayor Anne Sleet had not filed for re-election.

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Bottom said her office will be accepting candidates’ filing papers until 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14. Many times in the past, there has been a rush of people filing at the last minute, she said.

Filings for local races whose candidates didn’t have to participate in the primaries include:

• Junction City Mayor — Jim Douglas (incumbent) and Dewayne Taylor

• Boyle County School Board District 2 — Ruth Ann Elliott

• Boyle County School Board District 3 — Laura Guerrant (incumbent, appointed to fill an unexpired term)

• Danville School Board (vote for three) — Paul Smiley, Glenn Ball, Steve Becker, Michael Strysick

• Soil Conservation District — Rodney King, Bill Hundley, Danny Lay

Local races on the Nov. 6 ballot that had a primary election include:

• Boyle County Judge-Executive — Gary Chidester(Democrat), Howard Hunt III (Republican)

• Boyle County Attorney — Lynne Dean (incumbent, Democrat), Christopher Herron (Republican)

County Clerk — Trille Bottom(incumbent, Democrat), George Coomer (Republican)

Sheriff — Derek Robbins (incumbent, Democrat)

Jailer — Brian Wofford (Democrat), LeeRoy Hardin (Republican)

PVA — Lacresha “My” Gibson (Democrat), Brian Darnell (Republican)

Coroner — Don Hamner (incumbent, Republican)

Circuit Court Clerk — Cortney Shewmaker (incumbent, Democrat)

Magistrate District 1 — Richard “Dickie” Mayes (incumbent, Democrat), Tom V. Ellis (Republican), Steve Divine

Magistrate District 2 — Donnie Coffman (incumbent, Democrat), Ronnie Short (Republican), Pete Kendrick

Magistrate District 3 — Phillip Sammons (incumbent, Democrat)

Magistrate District 4 — Jack Hendricks (incumbent, Democrat), Jason Cullen (Republican), Joe Lamkin

Magistrate District 5 — Jamey Gay (Democrat), Stephen Cline (Republican)

Magistrate District 6 — John Caywood (incumbent, Democrat)

Danville Mayor — Mike Perros

Danville City Commission (vote for four) — Denise Terry, James “J.H.” Atkins, Rick Serres, Ronald Devrick, Charles Singleton, Kevin Caudill

Constable District 1 — Don “Buck” Sawyer (incumbent, Democrat)

Constable District 2 — Dennis Curtsinger (Democrat), James Cook (write-in)

Constable District 3 — James Murphy (incumbent, Democrat)

Constable District 5 — Tim Dexter (incumbent, Republican)

Constable District 6 — Timothy Wayne Gooch (Democrat)



The deadline to file as a candidate in the Nov. 6 general election is 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14.