The window of opportunity for candidates wishing to run for office in the 2018 election opened today as County Clerk Janet Will says this is the first day nominating papers can be filed.
One of the first candidates to file this morning was Sheriff Derek Morgan who filed to run for re-election. Morgan was elected in November of 2014 after defeating former sheriff Joe Keeling in the Republican primary.
The deadline to get on the spring primary ballot is Monday, December 4th at 5 p.m. Offices up for grabs in 2018 include: county commissioner Tim Hocking’s 6 year seat, Sheriff, Treasurer and County Clerk. The primary is March 20th while the general election is November 6th.