– The start of the official filing period for the March elections are now only a few days away.
The first day to file as a candidate is this Thursday, and the last day to file is Jan. 4. Candidates seeking an office in a particular county will file with their respective county Democratic or Republican Party offices. Candidates whose jurisdiction covers multiple counties file with the state party offices.
Several area officials have already announced plans to run for re-election, including District 4 Representative Ralph Hall, District 3 Representative Mark Homer, District Two Representative Dan Flynn and Senator Bob Deuell, plus Hopkins County Judge Cletus Millsap.