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Candidate Filing Deadline Passes, List Not Closed Yet

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The deadline to register for office in the upcoming May Primary Election in West Virginia has passed. But it hasn’t officially closed quite yet. 

  • Seven of the 10 people who filed for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Sen. Joe Manchin are registered Republicans. 
  • Four candidates have filed to run for a seat in the First District of the U.S. House of Representatives. 
  • Six candidates have filed for the Second District in the seat currently occupied by Rep. Alex Mooney. 
  • Six Republicans have filed to run for governor. Other candidates for the position include Huntington Mayor Steve Williams on the Democrats’ ticket and Chase Linko-Looper from the Mountain Party. 

According to Mike Queen, the deputy chief of staff at the Secretary of State’s office, the list will be officially closed next Monday after any mail-in registrations have arrived. 

At that point, the political parties can nominate candidates for positions where no one filed.

To see the full list, so far, visit the Secretary of State’s office website