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Candidates for 2022 election are slowly signing up

By Eugenia Jones

After November’s first batch of candidate filed for the 2022 election, McCreary County candidates filing to run for local office at County Court Clerk Eric Haynes’ office have been few and far between.  Since The Voice initially reported on candidate filings, only two additional candidates have signed up.  Throwing their hats into the ring, incumbent Cody Stephens (R) registered for re-election as Constable in District 3.  Thomas Trammell (R) also registered in the Constable District 3 race. 

Candidates filing through the Secretary of State’s Office in Frankfort include those running for Circuit and District Judge.  Incumbents Dan Ballou (34th/1st) and Paul Winchester (34th/2nd) filed to run for re-election as Circuit Judges in McCreary and Whitley Counties.  As of press time, Incumbent District Judges, Cathy Prewitt and Fred White, had not registered to run for re-election in the 34th District.  As reported previously in The Voice, Seth Reeves registered to run as District Judge (34th/1st) on November 3.

In the U.S. 5th Congressional District (including McCreary County), Republican U.S. Representative Harold “Hal” Rogers registered his campaign for re-election.   Gerado Serrano is also registered as a Republican candidate vying against Rogers in the May Primary.  

As of Tuesday morning, the complete slate of candidates registered to run for local office consisted of the following:  Jimmie “Bevo” Greene (R) for Judge-Executive, Randy Waters (D) and David Sampson (R) for Sheriff, Austin Price (R) for County Attorney, Eric Haynes (R) for County Court Clerk, Jessie Hatfield (R) for Jailer, Dwight Ross (R) for PVA, Timothy Corder (R) for Coroner, William “Bill” Hale (R) for Magistrate District 1, Roger Phillips (R) for Magistrate District 2, Bobby Strunk (R) and Clayton Worley (R) for Magistrate District 3, Randy Maxwell (R) for Magistrate District 4, and Kenny Kidd, Cody Stephens, and Thomas Trammell for Constable District 3.

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