Whitesburg KY

29 file to run for council, board seats

Twenty-eight candidates beat the 4 p.m. deadline Tuesday to file to run for nonpartisan city and local offices in the November 8 general election.

Those who filed will be seeking city council seats in Jenkins, Fleming-Neon and Whitesburg, or seats on the Letcher County School Board, and the Letcher County Soil Conservation District. Two seats on the Jenkins Independent Board of Education are also scheduled to become vacant next January 1, but no candidates filed to fill them.

Tuesday’s deadline did not affect the race for President or Vice President of the United States, the race for U.S. Senator, or the races for 47th District Circuit Judge, 94th District State Representative and Letcher County Coroner.

Following is a listing of the candidates for nonpartisan races who filed with Letcher County Clerk Winston Meade by Tuesday’s deadline. The names of the candidates appear in the order they submitted their candidacy papers. They are:

For Fleming-Neon City Council
Jeff Breeding
Linda Cantrell
James D. Collins
Thomas Haynes
“Susie” Virgie Fleming

For Jenkins City Council
Richard Damron
Toni Jo Jenkins
Chuck Anderson

Michael Dingus
Thomas A. Bormes
Garnett Bentley
Rebecca T. Amburgey
Terry Braddock

For Whitesburg City
Derek Barto
Shelia P. Shortt
Jimmy Bates
Larry Everidge
Earlene Cornett
Thomas Sexton
Robin Bowen-Watko
Daryl Royse
Mike Jackson

For Letcher County
Board of Education
Will Smith
Robert Kiser
Melinda Boggs

For Letcher County Soil
Conservation District
Billy K. Banks
Jim McAuley
Tex Isaac

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