Last updated: January 07. 2014 11:21AM - 4795 Views
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Perry County Sheriff Les Burgett filed to run for county sheriff last week. He was accompanied by his wife and daughter.
Perry County Sheriff Les Burgett filed to run for county sheriff last week. He was accompanied by his wife and daughter.
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A few more names were added to the 2014 primary ballot after three people filed to run for local public office just after the holiday season.
Perry County Sheriff Les Burgett filed to run again in 2014 to retain his title as county sheriff. He is currently running against three other contenders, Chris Fugate, Johnnie Brashear, and John Mize.
In a press release from Burgett, he said he views his department “as Perry Countians in service to Perry Countians,” and would like to continue that service as sheriff, adding that under his leading the department has made 2,000 arrests in the last four years, most of which were drug related.
“The drug problem in Perry County is overwhelming, and other than prayer I don't know of anything out office can do but make arrests from tips and traffic stops,” he said.
Burgett said the UNITE program spent millions of dollars on undercover drug investigations, and has arrested numerous people. He added that he is very proud of his deputies' attitudes.
“They are all academy trained and are willing to go the extra mile to perform their duties in helping the people of Perry County,” he said. “Whether it's responding to accidents, helping motorists who have locked their keys in their cars, or doing everything possible to recover stolen property, they are professional, and when they make arrests they do it with respect.”
Wanye E. Bowling of Engle-Bowling Funeral Home in Hazard also filed recently to run for coroner. Bowling has run twice previously, both time unsuccessfully.
“We feel like this is our year. We've tried a few times before, but this time feels different,” Bowling said. “I hope the people in the county come out and vote.”
A new name was also added to the list for District 1 Magistrate. Charles E. Feltner has filed on the Democratic ticket, bringing that race to nearly a dozen contenders; however, there is still time for more candidates to come forward before the deadline at the end of the month.
U.S. Senator
Matt Bevin (R)
Gurley L. Martin (R)
Tom Recktenward (D)
State Senator
Brandon Smith (R)
State Representative
Fitz Steele (D)
Circuit Judge
Scott Blair
Alison Wells
Sam Collins
District Judge
Leigh Anne Stephens
County Judge-Executive
Denny Ray Noble (D)
Robert “Butch” Chaney (R)- Withdrawn
Scott Alexander (D)
County Clerk
Haven King (D)
Chris Fugate (D)
Johnnie Brashear (D)
John “Joe” Mize (D)
Les Burgett (D)
County Attorney
John Carl Shackelford (D)
Dexter Howard (D)
Kenny Miller (D)
Calvin Sizemore (D)
Jeanette Miller Hughes (D)
Darrell “Frog” Cole (D)
Rick Wooton (R)
Wayne E. Bowling (D)
Property Valuation Administrator
John Frank Gross (D)
Magistrate, District 1
Jeffrey Allen Combs (D)
Charles Baker (D)
Jerry Wayne Stacy (D)
Rosa Couch (D)
Keith Miller (D)
Bill Combs (D)
Brownloe Neace (D)
Jeff Dixon (D)
Charles E. Feltner (D)
Frank Hurley (R)
Steve Argonis (R)
Constable, District 1
Nathan Miller (D)
Fred Neace (D)
Magistrate, District 2
Ronald Combs (D)
Bubby Combs (D)
Hib Herald (D)
James “Big 'Un” Jewell (D)
Constable, District 2
David B. Miller (D)
Magistrate, District 3
Mark Raleigh (D)
Kenny Cole (D)
James Ritchie (D)
Cletas Moore (D)
Constable, District 3
Clayton Church (D)
Eugene “Buck” Fields (D)
Dwight Wooton (R)
Mayor, City of Hazard
Happy Mobelini
Hazard City Commission
Janie Combs Hackney

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