KEYSER - As the first week of candidacy filing comes to a close, two more have filed to run for Mineral County sheriff, another for board of education, and one for conservation district supervisor.

By Liz Beavers
lbeavers@newstribune.info
Tribune Managing Editor
KEYSER - As the first week of candidacy filing comes to a close, two more have filed to run for Mineral County sheriff, another for board of education, and one for conservation district supervisor.
Mineral County clerk Lauren Ellifritz announced Thursday that Rod Ryan and R. Keith Anderson have filed to run for sheriff, incumbent Tom Denne has filed to run for re-election to the board of education, and Kent Spencer has filed to run for conservation district supervisor.
The official filing period for the 2020 election opened on Monday, and continues through Saturday, Jan. 25.
There are several county offices up for this election cycle, including both magistrates, prosecuting attorney, county commissioner for District 1, assessor, sheriff, board of education and conservation district supervisor.
Anyone wishing to run for those offices must file in county clerk Ellifritz’s office.
All other state positions coming open this year must file on the state level with the West Virginia Secretary of State.
Those filing to run Monday in Mineral County included:
Assessor: Incumbent Jill Cosner.
Board of education: William “Butch” Wahl Jr.
County commission: Incumbent Roger Leatherman,  
Magistrate: Incumbent Charles Gulbronson (Division 1), and incumbent magistrate Pat Amoroso (Division 2).
Prosecuting attorney: Incumbent F. Cody Pancake III.
Sheriff: Forrest “Buddy” Ellifritz.
On the state level, incumbent Sen. Randy E. Smith filed to run for re-election in state Senatorial District 14, Kenneth Mattson of Inwood filed to run in state Senatorial District 15; incumbants Del. John Paul Hott of Petersburg (District  54), Del. Gary Howell of Keyser (District 56) and Del. Ruth Rowan of Points (District 57) all filed to run for re-election.
The listing of state-level candidates from U.S. President to state legislators will be updated daily at the Secretary of State’s website sos.wv.gov.
The last day to file will be Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, and the Mineral County Clerk’s Office will be open that day from 9 a.m. to noon for candidate filing.
The Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, and the general election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.