Contested races for sheriff are on slated to be on the election ballots next year in Clark, Cumberland and Edgar counties.

The week-long filing period for candidates that concluded Monday also yielded contested races for Clark County clerk.

Clark County

Newcomers Derrick D. Sanders and Bill Brown, both Marshall Republicans, are running for sheriff and will face each other in the March 20 primary. Incumbent Sheriff Jerry Parsley, a Marshall Republican, is not seeking re-election.

Three newcomers are running for Clark County clerk -- Democrat Cheryl Wieland Shull of Casey and Republicans Gary Downey of Marshall and Laura H. Lee of Martinsville. Gary Downey and Lee will face each other in the primary, and the winner at the ballot will run against Wieland Shull in the Nov. 6 general election. Incumbent County Clerk Carrie Downey is not seeking re-election.

Newcomer Nancy A. Macey, a Martinsville Republican, is running uncontested for treasurer. Incumbent Treasurer Sheryl Higginbotham, a Marshall Republican, is not seeking re-election.

Incumbent Clark County Board members Jim Bolin of Casey, D. Mike Brandenburg of Casey and Michael E. Parsons of West Union, all Republicans, are running uncontested for their available positions.

Cumberland County

Republican newcomers Raymond Hamilton of Greenup and Steve Maroon of Neoga, and Democrat newcomer Eric "Darrell" Price of Neoga, are running for sheriff. Incumbent Sheriff Steve Ozier, a Jewett Democrat, is not seeking re-election.

Incumbent County Clerk Beverly Howard, a Toledo Republican, is running uncontested. She was appointed last year to replace Joy Sutherland, a Greenup Republican. Incumbent Supervisor of Assessments McKenzi Easton, a Toledo Republican, is running uncontested, as well. Easton was recently appointed to replace Ashley Keach, also a Toledo Republican. Incumbent Treasurer Jo Ellen Flood, a Jewett Republican, is also running uncontested for re-election.

Incumbent Cumberland County Board members Todd Beard of Neoga, Roy Clapp of Greenup and Luke Parr of Greenup, all Republicans, are running uncontested for re-election.

Edgar County

Incumbent Sheriff Jeff Wood, a Paris Democrat, is running for re-election in a race with challenger Tom Dolan, a Chrisman Republican. Incumbent County Clerk August Griffin and incumbent Treasurer Donald Wiseman, both Paris Republicans, are running uncontested for re-election.

Three incumbent Edgar County Board members, all Republicans, are running uncontested for their positions. They are Daniel Bruner and Karl Farnham Jr., who represent Paris area precincts, and Andrew Patrick, who represents precincts in Grandview and nearby areas.

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