The Woodward News

April 10, 2014

Incumbents do most of first day filing

Rachael Van Horn
Woodward News

— Only one race has developed after day one of the filing period for the 2014 elections in Woodward and area counties.

Mostly incumbents filed at the various county election boards on Wednesday.

 In Woodward County, incumbents Mistie K. Dunn, Dem., assessor; Sonya Coleman, Rep., treasurer; Tommy Roedell, Rep., district 1 county commissioner and Vernie Matt, Rep., district 3 county commissioner all filed to retain their offices, according to officials with Woodward County. The filing period runs through 5 p.m. on Friday.

 In Dewey County, incumbents Dusty L. Fox, Dem., treasurer; Julie Louthan, Dem., assessor; Stacy King, Dem., district 1 county commissioner and M.W. Junior Salisbury, Dem., district 3 county commissioner filed to retain their offices.

A race is on for District 1 County Commissioner in Ellis County, though the incumbent has yet to join in. Republican Mike Latta and Democrat Leon Woods filed for the office currently held by Terry Fagala, a Republican.

Also, Sally Wayland, who was appointed to fulfill the term of the former Ellis County Court Clerk who retired, filed to run for a full term.

Otherwise, incumbents Kathy Holloway, Dem., treasurer; Blake Suthers, Dem., district 3 county commissioner, filed for another term in their offices.

 In Harper County, incumbents Peggy Tillery, treasurer; Steve B. Myatt, district 3 county commissioner, Cody Hickman, district 1 county commissioner and Lynette Ingraham, assessor all filed on Wednesday.

Additional filings of local and area interest from Wednesday, the first day of the three-day filing period for county, state and national offices.

U. S. Rep. Frank Lucas filed for another term representing Oklahoma’s third district.

There is one race already for an associate district judge position in Harper County as Aric Alley and Megan L. Simpson filed.

Unopposed so far for associate district judge are Don Work in Woodward County, Rick Bozarth in Dewey County and Laurie E. Hays in Ellis County. Also unopposed so far is Tim Haworth in Major County.

Christopher M. Boring, a Republican, filed for District 26 District Attorney and is the only one to file so far.

State Rep. Mike Sanders, a Republican, filed for another termin District 59.

In District 61, 3 people have filed so far to replace Gus Blackwell, who is term-limited. Filing Wednesday were Larry H. Swager of Guymon, Casey Murdock of Felt and Steve Moore of Buffalo.