Tribune-Courier General Manager
Filing season opened last week for the 2014 election with little fanfare in Marshall County.
Locally, only two candidates, County Attorney Jeff Edwards and County Clerk Tim York, have filed the necessary papers with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance.
Edwards filed to run for his fifth term as Marshall County Attorney. He was appointed to the post in May 1997 to complete the unexpired term of Don Thomas and was elected to a full term the following year.
“The job of county attorney has changed a great deal since 1997,” he said. “We have adapted to address these changes and I look forward to continuing to work for the people of Marshall County as their county attorney for another term.”
County Clerk Tim York also filed for re-election to his office. York was elected to the post in 2010 and will seek his second term as county clerk.
York said it’s not surprising so few candidates have officially filed for re-election in the opening days of the filing season. He indicated most will wait until January to avoid filing the required paperwork in both 2013 and 2014.
Meanwhile, Von Puckett of Calvert City said she plans to file for the office of county commissioner in the third district, a seat currently held by Misti Drew.
Puckett said she is motivated by a desire to “see the county work together for progress.”
“I read the papers and see there is a problem there that can be fixed,” said Puckett. “I think I can make a difference there that is badly needed.”
Puckett will retire in December from a 30-year career at Gerdau in Calvert City and said she will devote her efforts full time to the office of commissioner if elected.
Puckett is a lifelong resident of Marshall County and has served on the Marshall County Hospital Board of Directors and the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce. She is involved in the Calvert Area Development Association and planning for the Exceptional Center annual golf outing. She is also a graduate of Leadership Marshall County.
Puckett said she will officially file to run for the office in January.
Candidates have until Jan. 28 to submit the necessary documentation to get their names on the ballot for the primary held on May 20.