The deadline to file intentions to run for office in the May primary came and went on Tuesday, with
seven more candidates filing candidacy papers, bringing the number of Grayson County residents running for political office in 2014 to 61.
Among those filing on Tuesday, narrowly beating the deadline, were John Pearl, Ann Huff, Clayton Miller, and Grayson County Sheriff’s Deputy Bryan Hammons, who all filed seeking a seat on the Leitchfield City Council.
Those filings bring the number candidates seeking the six City Council spots to 11, a number that includes all of the incumbent City Council members -- Raymond “Tooty” Cottrell, William Billy Dallas, Margie Decker, Kelly Stevenson, Harold Thomas Miller, and Margaret Alvey-Fey – along with Carl “Moon” Smith.
Also filing on Tuesday was Republican Glenn Higdon, who will take on William Embry, Robby Higdon and incumbent Harold Johnson, all Republicans, for the 1st District Magistrate’s seat. In the 6th District Magistrate race, Republican Sherri Mudd filed papers on Tuesday and will challenge fellow Republicans Gary “Cookie” Cook and incumbent Curtis Wells.
The 2nd District Constable battle has another participant after Republican Doran Burgin filed candidacy papers just under the deadline. Burgin will take on Republican Westley Parks.