Here are the newest pre-candidacy filings that were done since I last updated the 2016 Election Guide, which you can find elsewhere on this blog.
House of Delegates
- Thomas C Combs (D-West Union) enters the 6th district race for the seat currently held by Delegate William Romine (R-West Union), who previously filed pre-candidacy papers to seek re-election.
- Billy Jack Chaffin II (D-Barboursville) enters the 18th district race for the seat currently held by Delegate Kelli Sobonya (R-Barboursville). Sobonya is running for re-election and no one else has entered the race.
- Thomas R. Tull (D) enters the 38th district race for the seat currently held by Delegate Patrick Lane (R-Cross Lanes). Lane has filed undeclared pre-candidacy papers. Tull enters an already crowded field, alongside Democrat Harvey Peyton (Nitro) and Republicans Nancy Reagan Foster (Scott Depot), David A Bender (Cross Lanes) and Bob Keller (Cross Lanes)
- Rod Snyder (D-Shepherdstown) enters the 67th district race for the seat currently held by Delegate Stephen Skinner (D-Shepherdstown), who is running for state Senate. Also running are Republicans Daniel Swisher (Harpers Ferry) and Riley M. Moore (Harpers Ferry).
- Greg Smith (D-Parkersburg) enters the 3rd district race for the seat currently held by Donna Boley (R-Mineral Wells), who has filed to run for re-election. Samuel Winans (R-Parkersburg) is the only other potential candidate to previously enter the race.
U.S. House of Representatives
- Marc Savitt (R-Martinsburg) enters the 2nd district race for the seat currently held by Alex Mooney (R). Mooney is expected to run for re-election. Fellow Republican Kenneth Reed (Charleston) has previously filed paperwork.
- Christopher Workman (Chapmanville – Family Court Judge)
- Theresa Cogar Turner (Elkins – Family Court Judge)
- Carrie Webster (Charleston – Circuit Court Judge)
- Mark A Hunt (D-Charleston) becomes the second Democrat to enter race seeking to challenge incumbent candidate Patrick Morrisey (R-Charleston), who is running for re-election. Democrat David Higgins previously filed papers to run.