Candidates for the May 17 primary of the 2022 Election have begun filing in Hancock County.
The community will select party nominees for the November 8 General Election during the primary. All county constitutional offices are on the ballot, along with city offices in Hawesville and Lewisport.
As well, Kentucky will elect a U.S. senator to the seat currently held by Sen. Rand Paul of Bowling Green. Former state lawmaker Charles Booker has already filed for the Democratic primary. The Kentucky House District 10 seat will be on the ballot. The seat is currently held by Rep. Josh Calloway.
The Kentucky State Senate District 8 seat will be on the ballot. The seat is currently held by Sen. Matt Castlen.
The election filing deadline for 2022 is Jan. 7.
Those who have filed locally are:
• Judge-Executive – Johnny “Chic” Roberts, Republican (incumbent).
• County Clerk – Trina Ogle, Democrat (incumbent).
• District 3 Magistrate – John Mark Gray, Republican (incumbent).
• District 4 Magistrate – Gary Baker, Republican, and L.T. Newton, Republican (incumbent).