Washington County voters have options in 2024 primary


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MARIETTA — Washington County residents will have several primary candidates to vote for in March.

The Washington County primary election is scheduled for March 19. The deadline to register to vote is Feb. 20. The Board of Elections office will be open until 9 p.m. that day.

Most offices will be decided in the Republican primary, although there are a handful of Democrats registered to face the GOP nominees in the general election.

Only one Washington County race will have a contested general election at this point, county recorder. Incumbent Tracey C. Wright is unopposed in the Democratic primary, as is candidate Teresa D. Judson in the Republican primary.

Two candidates are running for sheriff in the Republican primary, Ronald Gregor Nohe, former Washington County Jail administrator, and Mark A. Warden, the current chief deputy for the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

Two incumbents are the only candidates who have filed for the open Washington County Commission seats: Commission President James Booth and Commissioner Charles L. Schilling II.

There is one candidate running for the Republican primary for judge of the Court of Common pleas, incumbent John M. Halliday, who has served in the position since 2020.

There is only one person running for the Republican primary for prosecuting attorney, incumbent Nicole Tipton Coil.

Running unopposed for the Republican primary for clerk of the Court of Common Pleas is Alicia C. Cannon.

For County Treasurer the one person running for the Republican primary is Tammy L. Bates. She is the current county treasurer.

Roger E. Wright is running in the Republican primary for county engineer. He is the current county engineer.

There is one candidate running for the Republican primary for coroner and that is Roxanne M. Cech.

In the Republican primary for State Representative for the 94th district there will be a contested general election. There are two candidates running in the Republican primary, current Washington County Commissioner Kevin Ritter and tattoo parlor owner Shannon Walker.

There is also a candidate running unopposed in the Democratic primary for this seat, attorney Wenda Sheard.

There may still be unaffiliated candidates in the general election in November. The deadline for turning in nominating petitions for minor party candidates for the general election is July 18. This is for minor parties that have filed their party formation petitions with the secretary of state by July 2, according to the Washington County Board of Elections website.

Early voting starts Feb. 21. To learn about early voting hours for the March 19 primary election visit http://tinyurl.com/2pufkz2t.

Washington County residents can look up their polling place at http://tinyurl.com/2me4s6tk.

To learn how to register to vote in Washington County go to http://tinyurl.com/yc8z8nme.

Michelle Dillon can be reached at mdillon@newsandsentinel.com

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