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Four races for Marion County offices have formed so far following the first week of filing for the August primary.
All four races are on the Republican ballot, where multiple candidates have filed for presiding commissioner, prosecuting attorney, collector of revenue and District 1 circuit clerk.
Meanwhile, only three Democratic candidates have filed for three different offices.
On the Republican side, the incumbent presiding commissioner, David Lomax, Palmyra, is being challenged by Eddie Bogue, Palmyra.
Three Republican candidates have filed for collector of revenue, including Lyndon Bode, Palmyra, Eric Jones, Hannibal and Donna Rice-Goodin, Hannibal.
The incumbent prosecuting attorney, Luke Bryant, Hannibal, has a Republican challenger, Kevin Bross, Hannibal.
Running for circuit clerk, District I on the Republican ballot are Alison Higgason, Taylor, and Cheryl L. Damron, Palmyra.
Marla Meyers is the only Republican to file so far for county clerk, as is Joelle Fohey, for another term as treasurer.
No Republicans have filed so far for associate circuit judge, recorder of deeds and circuit clerk District II.
Democrats filing to run in the August primary are John J. Jackson, Hannibal, the incumbent, for associate circuit judge, Harla Friesz, Palmyra, the incumbent for recorder of deeds, and Christine K. Tate, Hannibal, for circuit clerk, district II.
The filing period for those interested in running for county offices ends at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 29.
Filing takes place at the Marion County Clerk’s office, 100 S. Main, St., Suite 107, in Palmyra, Mo.
Meanwhile, primary election filing is also underway for state and U.S. candidates in Missouri.
So far, no races have formed for District 5 state representative or District 18 state senator, both representing Marion County, according to the Missouri Secretary of State’s office.
Republican Louis Riggs, Hannibal has filed for re-election as state representative, while Cindy O’Laughlin, Shelbina, has filed for re-election as state senator.
Races have formed on both the Republican and Democratic ballots for District 6, U.S. representative.
The incumbent Republican, Sam Graves, Tarkio, is being challenged by Brandon Kleinmeyer, Parkville, and Dakota Shultz, Greentop.
Democrats filing are Henry Martin, Kansas City, and Charles West, Canton.