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Filings for city, county, school close

FAIRMONT — With no last-minute filings Tuesday, the final day to declare candidacy, the races for three Fairmont City Council seats have been set.

In Ward 2, incumbent Ruth Cyphers is being challenged by Ronald Lindberg, Joe Loughmiller and Britney Kawecki.

The Ward 4 race is a two-way contest between incumbent Wayne Hasek and Terry Anderson, who lost the seat to Hasek in 2016.

Incumbent Tom Hawkins will face challengers Jay Maynard and Michele Miller for the at-large seat, which represents the entire city.

Voters will cast their ballots during the general election on Nov. 3 at the Fairmont National Guard Armory.

In county filing news, four people have filed to fill the open District 2 seat on the Martin County Commission. Dan Geronsin of 224 S. Elm St. joins Kyle Gustafson of 717 S. Hampton St., Jamie Bleess of 814 Day St. and James Forshee of 1306 School St. The foursome will compete in a primary election in November to narrow the field to two, who will square off Feb. 9.

Martin County Commissioner Elliot Belgard is set to face off against challenger Brad Buhmann for the District 1 seat.

Commissioner Kathy Smith, District 3, and Commissioner Steve Flohrs, District 5, face no challengers for their open seats.

Three incumbents have filed for re-election to the Fairmont School Board. They are Dan Brookens, Nicole Green and Julie Laue. No one else filed.

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