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Late Filings Added to Slate For August Primary Election

A few more candidates filed for county offices during the past week, beating the filing deadline on Tuesday.

The latest to file included Craig Cunningham, candidate for county commissioner in District 1 to oppose incumbent Richard Mitchell.

Filing this week for District 2 county commissioner is Archie D. Daily. He will face others who filed previously including Louis “Tom” Hicks, Danny Givans, Robert Robertson, Leon Potter and Jimmy C. Bracken.

Also filing for county surveyor prior to the deadline was W. Andrew Daniel. All are Republicans.

Others on the August primary ballot, all on the Republican ticket, are:

For Circuit Judge-44th Circuit: Dan Wade and Craig Carter.

For Sheriff: Chris Degase, Charles Sliger and Scott Dinwiddie.

For County Assessor: Alicia Miller-Degase and Buddy Irby.

For Public Administrator: Linda Coonts.

For Coroner: Rick Miller.

In addition, Secretary of State Robin Carnahan said 576 candidates have filed for state and federal offices for the 2012 election as the filing period ended yesterday, March 27, at 5 p.m.

Candidates running for the five statewide offices of governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, treasurer and attorney general; one U.S. Senate seat; all eight of Missouri’s U.S. House of Representatives’ seats; 17 odd-numbered state Senate districts; various circuit judges; and 163 state House of Representative seats were required to file with the secretary of state’s office. Any candidate filing for a county office filed with his/her local county clerk or election board.

Candidates who filed on the first day at the secretary of state’s office drew a number to determine the order in which their name will appear on the primary ballot. Candidates who filed after the first day are placed on the ballot in the order they filed.

Candidates seeking to file for governor, state Senate in districts 5 and 7 or state representative in districts 49, 93 and 112 may still do so until 5 p.m. on Friday, March 30. In accordance with Missouri state law, the filing dates for these offices have been extended because an individual withdrew his/her name as a candidate within two business days prior to the filing deadline.

Missouri’s primary election is on Tuesday, August 7. The deadline for voter registration for the August primary is July 11. The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 6, and the voter registration deadline for that election is Oct. 10.