Seventeen candidates have recently filed to run for county offices in the May primary election, with the deadline for filing less than one week away.
Republican Hager Trent and Democrats Jerry Nantz, Bobby Ray Howard and Monte Mullins have all filed to run for magistrate in District One.
Former magistrate Durward “Trey” Narramore has filed to run for magistrate in District Three.
Ellis Keyes and Lisa Johnson Tackett are Democratic candidates for county judge/executive. Marvin Boggs is a Republican candidate for coroner and Jack L. Cornett is a Democratic candidate for county clerk.
Joey Ison, a Republican, has filed to run for constable in District One.
Incumbent Gary L. Cook, Ancil Trivette, Michael Sexton and Randy Hammonds, all Democrats, have filed to run for constable in District Two.
Terry Perkins and James E. Noble, both Democrats, have filed to run for constable in District Four.
Incumbent Roger ‘Hunky’ Hall, a Democrat, is running for reelection as constable in District Five.
Eight people have picked up papers from the Letcher County Court Clerk’s office showing their interest in running for office.
Democrat Robert Amburgey picked up papers showing interest in running for magistrate in District Two.
Democrats Jeff rey Heath Hampton and Patrick Wright both picked up papers to run for magistrate in District Three.
Arnold Lowe Jr., a Democrat, picked up papers to run for constable in District One.
Democrat Wayne Hall and Republicans William Gross and Michael Adams picked up papers to run for constable in District Two.
Charles Chuck Blair, a Democrat, picked up papers to run for jailer.
Jan. 26 at 4 p.m. is the deadline to file to run for office in the May primary election.