Tuesday was the first day of filing for nomination at the primary election, and in Douglas County nine candidates have entered the various races for county office. All of those who have announced so far are on the Republican ticket.
Incumbents who have announced their candidacy for re-election include Sheriff Chris Degase, County Assessor Alicia Degase, County Commissioner District 1 Craig Cunningham, County Commissioner District 2 Leon Potter and Coroner Rick Miller.
Also filing for District 1 Commissioner was Velber Lehmann, and filing for District 2 Commissioner was Lawson Curtis.
Early candidates for the office of public administrator are Shelia D. Miller and Bonnie Evans. Micca Sims also filed for the office late Wednesday afternoon.
Filing remains open through March 29.