They are Peggy LaGrone and Lisa Neeley, who filed to run for Ms. LaGrone’s former job as County Clerk; Pct. 4 Comm. Mike Spencer, who filed for reelection; and Cheryl Taylor, who filed for the Pct. 1 Justice of the Peace post now held by Laura Lee Norred.
Karmen Kelley had filed earlier to seek Spencer’s post.
Other candidates who have filed as of Monday include Ronnica Ridgeway, running for County Judge Dean Fowler’s post (Fowler has also announced he will seek reelection); Kathryn J. Wilson and Karen Bunn, who are seeking retiring District Clerk Carolyn Parrott’s position; Pct. 2 Comm. Cole Hefner and Pct. 2 Justice of the Peace Lyle Potter, both seeking reelection; and Sherry Jewkes-Larsen, running for retiring Pct. 4 Justice of the Peace W.V. Ray’s post.
Ms. LaGrone and Ms. Neeley each named themselves as their campaign treasurer, while Spencer designated his wife, Deborah A. Spencer, and Mrs. Taylor designated Crissy Huffman, said Dodson.
Ms. LaGrone informed The Mirror by telephone Monday that she has not announced whether she will run as a Democrat, Republican, Libertarian or independent, but that she will reveal her plans at the Upshur County Libertarian Party’s monthly meeting Nov. 12 as she has been asked to speak at that gathering.
“If I choose to run as an independent, it would change the outcome of a lot of Republican races,” said Ms. LaGrone, who ran as a Republican when she was elected in 2006 and when she was defeated for reelection in 2010.