Now that the primary filing deadline has come and gone for at least the local races, it’s time to look at who has filed for what offices.
It is important to note that independent candidates have until April 1st to file a statement of candidacy for the November general election and that the deadline has also not passed for many non-partisan offices in small towns across western Kentucky.
That being said, it appears as though Commonwealth’s Attorney Lynn Pryor and Christian County Circuit Clerk Gary Haddock will be unopposed and have another term in office after no one filed against them as a Democrat or Republican.
Every incumbent Hokpinsville City Council member filed for re-election, though only four are opposed. Ward 5 Democrat Charlie Henderson is being challenged by Democrat Joyce Rogers and Republican Jason McCraw.
In Ward 6, Ann Cherry will square off with Republican Roger Richey in November, while Ward 7 council member Peggy Everett faces Richard Covington and Buddy Oglesby in the May Primary.
There will be a contest in Ward 10, where incumbent Jimmy Dossett faces Republican Robert Criswell.
The congressional and General Assembly filing deadlines have been pushed back at least a week, but that wasn’t done until most who wanted to file likely did so.
Congressman Ed Whitfield will likely face the winner of a Democratic Primary between James Buckmaster and Charles Hatchett in November, but where the district boundaries will be is still in question.
State Senator Joey Pendleton is unopposed and looks to serve what he says will be on more term.
State Representative John Tilley will square off with Republican Max Sturdivant, Jr. in the general election, while Representative Myron Dossett has to defeat Representative Ben Waide in a primary to face Democrat Scot Parsons in the general election.
Representative Brent Yonts has Republican opposition in Doctor Marshall Prunty, while Logan County Magistrate Jo Orange, Auburn resident Chris Hightower and Kent Wilson of Olmstead square off in a three-way primary to face retired Logan County Attorney Tom Noe in November to represent Todd and Logan Counties.