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The West Virginia 2022 election filing period is from Monday, Jan. 10, through Saturday, Jan. 29. 

People who plan to run for office during the primary election cycle can file for candidacy with the Secretary of State’s Office or their local county or municipal clerk’s office, depending on which office they’re seeking.

The 2022 election cycle will be the first during which West Virginia voters select public officials under new congressional, legislative and county districts as drawn during the 2021 redistricting cycle. Links to maps showing the new political districts are available on the Secretary of State’s website.

The state primary election is Tuesday, May 10. Click here for voter registration information.

Here are the current filings according to the West Virginia Secretary of State's website. Candidates who filed locally may not show up on the list yet.

This list reflects candidate filings in the Gazette-Mail circulation area. Keep up to date on filings in the Tri-State area on the Herald-Dispatch website.

Spot an error? Email catherine.caudill@hdmediallc.com.

2022 Elections

Note: Some districts will have more than one incumbent due to redrawn district lines.

U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. Congress, District 1

Incumbent: Carol Miller (R)

Republican Filings: Scott Fuller; Zane Lawhorn

Democrat Filings:


U.S. Congress, District 2

Incumbents: David B. McKinley (R); Alex X. Mooney (R)

Republican Filings: Alex X. Mooney

Democrat Filings:


State Senate

District 4: (Mason, parts of Putnam, Jackson, Cabell)

Incumbent: Eric J. Tarr (R)

Republican Filings: Eric J. Tarr

Democrat Filings:


District 7: (Lincoln, Boone, Logan, parts of Putnam, Kanawha)

Incumbent: 

Republican Filings: Chad McCormick

Democrat Filings: 


District 8: (Clay, Roane, parts of Jackson, Putnam, Kanawha)

Incumbent: 

Republican Filings: 

Democrat Filings: 


District 17: (Parts of Kanawha)

Incumbent: 

Republican Filings:

Democrat Filings:


State House of Delegates

Delegate District 18: (Parts of Mason, Putnam)

Incumbent: Johnnie Wamsley (R)

Republican Filings: Johnnie Wamsley

Democrat Filings: 


Delegate District 19: (parts of Putnam)

Incumbent: Kathie Hess Crouse (R)

Republican Filings: Kathie Hess Crouse; Jesse Lovejoy

Democrat Filings: 


Delegate District 20: (parts of Putnam)

Incumbent: Geoff Foster (R)

Republican Filings: Geoff Foster

Democrat Filings: 


Delegate District 21: (parts of Putnam) 

Incumbent: 

Republican Filings: Jarred Cannon; Michael Kidd

Democrat Filings: 


Delegate District 52: (parts of Kanawha)

Incumbent: Larry L. Rowe (D)

Republican Filings: 

Democrat Filings: Larry L. Rowe


Delegate District 53: (parts of Kanawha)

Incumbent: Jim Barach (D)

Republican Filings: 

Democrat Filings: Jim Barach


Delegate District 54: (parts of Kanawha)

Incumbent: Michael Pushkin (D) 

Republican Filings: John Luoni

Democrat Filings: Michael Pushkin


Delegate District 55: (parts of Kanawha)

Incumbent: 

Republican Filings: 

Democrat Filings: 


Delegate District 56: (parts of Kanawha)

Incumbent: Larry Pack (R); Kayla Young (D)

Republican Filings: Larry Pack

Democrat Filings: Kayla Young


Delegate District 57: (parts of Kanawha)

Incumbent: 

Republican Filings: Ernest Blevins

Democrat Filings: 


Delegate District 58: (parts of Kanawha)

Incumbent: 

Republican Filings: 

Democrat Filings: Dakota James Buckley


Delegate District 59: (parts of Kanawha and Putnam)

Incumbent: 

Republican Filings: 

Democrat Filings: 


Delegate District 60: (parts of Kanawha and Putnam)

Incumbent: Dana Ferrell (R)

Republican Filings: Dana Ferrell

Democrat Filings: 


Delegate District 61: (parts of Kanawha )

Incumbent: Warren Dean Jeffries (R) 

Republican Filings: Warren Dean Jeffries

Democrat Filings: 


Charleston City Elections

Charleston Mayor 

Incumbent: Amy S. Goodwin (D)

Republican Filings: 

Democrat Filings: 


Charleston City Council, Ward 1

Incumbent: Pat Jones (D)

Republican Filings:

Democrat Filings:


Charleston City Council, Ward 2

Incumbent: Bobby Haas (D)

Republican Filings:

Democrat Filings: Bobby Haas


Charleston City Council, Ward 3

Incumbent: Chuck Overstreet (D)

Republican Filings:

Democrat Filings:


Charleston City Council, Ward 4

Incumbent: Larry Moore

Republican Filings:

Democrat Filings:


Charleston City Council, Ward 5

Incumbent: Jeanine Faegre (D)

Republican Filings:

Democrat Filings:


Charleston City Council, Ward 6

Incumbent: Deanna McKinney (D)

Republican Filings:

Democrat Filings:


Charleston City Council, Ward 7

Incumbent: Adam Knauff (R)

Republican Filings:

Democrat Filings:


Charleston City Council, Ward 8

Incumbent: Robert Sheets (D)

Republican Filings:

Democrat Filings: Sarah Masein Anderson; Robert Sheets


Charleston City Council, Ward 9

Incumbent: Mary Beth Hoover (D)

Republican Filings:

Democrat Filings: Mary Beth Hoover


Charleston City Council, Ward 10

Incumbent: Keeley Steele (D)

Republican Filings:

Democrat Filings:


Charleston City Council, Ward 11

Incumbent: Shannon Snodgrass (D)

Republican Filings:

Democrat Filings:


Charleston City Council, Ward 12

Incumbent: Joseph Jenkins (D)

Republican Filings:

Democrat Filings: Joseph Jenkins (D)


Charleston City Council, Ward 13

Incumbent: Brent Burton (R)

Republican Filings:

Democrat Filings:


Charleston City Council, Ward 14

Incumbent: Courtney Persinger (R)

Republican Filings: Courtney Persinger 

Democrat Filings:


Charleston City Council, Ward 15

Incumbent: Samuel Minardi (D)

Republican Filings:

Democrat Filings:


Charleston City Council, Ward 16

Incumbent: Bobby Reishman (R)

Republican Filings:

Democrat Filings:


Charleston City Council, Ward 17

Incumbent: Bruce King (D)

Republican Filings:

Democrat Filings: Bruce King


Charleston City Council, Ward 18

Incumbent: Bobby Brown (D)

Republican Filings:

Democrat Filings: James Elam; Bobby Brown


Charleston City Council, Ward 19

Incumbent: Brady Campbell (R)

Republican Filings:

Democrat Filings:


Charleston City Council, Ward 20

Incumbent: Chad Robinson (D)

Republican Filings:

Democrat Filings: Chad Robinson


Charleston City Council, at large (six spots)

Incumbents: Ben Adams (D), Becky Ceperley (D), Naomi Bays (D), Jennifer Pharr (D), Caitlin Cook (D), Emmett Pepper (D)

Republican Filings:

Democrat Filings: Becky Ceperley; Joe Solomon


Charleston Treasurer

Incumbent: Victor Grigoraci (D)

Republican Filings:

Democrat Filings: Victor Grigoraci


Kanawha County Elections

Kanawha County Commissioner

Incumbent: Ben Salango (D)

Republican Filings: 

Democrat Filings: Ben Salango 


Kanawha County Clerk

Incumbent: Vera McCormick (R)

Republican Filings: Vera McCormick

Democrat Filings:


Conservation District Supervisor

Incumbent:

Republican Filings: 

Democrat Filings:


Kanawha County School Board (nonpartisan)

Incumbents: Ryan White

Candidate FilingsRyan White (district 1)


Circuit Judge

Republican Filings: Anne B. Charnock

Democrat Filings: 


Circuit Clerk 

Incumbent: Cathy Gatson (D)

Republican Filings: 

Democrat Filings: 

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