Deadline for candidates to file for partisan offices is Friday

The deadline for candidates to file for partisan offices is coming up at the end of this week.

The deadline for candidates to file for partisan offices such as state representative, state senator, commonwealth’s attorney, and circuit clerk is 4 p.m. on Friday, January 5.

So far, only one candidate has filed for each of these offices representing Russell County.

Locally, incumbent Tony Kerr has filed for re-election as Russell County Circuit Clerk.

Commonwealth’s Attorney Matthew Leveridge has filed for re-election to his seat as Commonwealth’s Attorney for the 57th District.

Russell County’s Josh Branscum has filed for re-election to his seat as representative for the 83rd district, which includes Russell County, Clinton County, and the western part of Pulaski County.

Pulaski County’s Rick Girlder has filed for re-election to his seat as 15th District Senator, which includes Russell County, Clinton County, Cumberland County, Pulaski County and Wayne County.

Each of those incumbents are Republicans who are running unopposed.

Candidates for non-partisan offices such as school board and city council have until June 4 to file for election.

So far, incumbent school board candidates Gerald Murray, Joy Wilson, and Brenda Higginbotham have filed.

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