Randolph primary ballot will begin to take shape Monday

ELKINS – Candidates who want their name on the Randolph County ballot for the May 13 primary election can begin filing Monday morning.

One Randolph County Commission seat and three Randolph County Board of Education positions will be on the ballot.

The Tygart District County Commission seat is currently held by Commission President Chris See. The position carries a six-year term.

A Democrat and a Republican nominee for the County Commission seat will be decided in the primary, with those two candidates then competing in the November election.

The Board of Education race will be non-partisan, with the three winners decided in the primary election. Candidates from any district can file.

The three seats are currently held by BOE President Lisa Wamsley, Edward Tyre and David Kesling. Each of the three positions carries a four-year term.

Also up for election is the county’s Conservation District Supervisor position, a non-partisan race in which the candidates must be landowners and have education or experience in conservation.

Candidates may also file for the Party Executive Committees and the County Executive Committees races.

Filing for the primary election will begin at 8 a.m. Monday in County Clerk Brenda Wiseman’s office in the Randolph County Courthouse. The last day to file in person is Friday, Jan. 24, by 4:30 p.m.