2014 candidate filing period began Monday

Fred Pace

January 13, 2014

MADISON — Eddie Hendricks from the Van area and current Boone County Commission President was first in line on Monday morning to file for re-election as a county commissioner.

Hendricks was at the Boone County Courthouse at 8 a.m., Monday, to file for office.

“I feel I have done a good job for the county since I have been on the commission, but there is more work that I want to do,” he said. “I have been helping children and people all my life and I want to continue to do so as a county commissioner.”

Hendricks is also at educator at Van High School.

Despite a State of Emergency, the 2014 Candidate Filing Period began on Monday, January 13, 2014, according to West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennent.

That’s when those wishing to run for many statewide and federal offices in 2014 can begin filing their paperwork and paying their filing fees.

Those wishing to see who is running for office can watch it all unfold, thanks to a live webcast on the Secretary of State’s website.

The Secretary of State’s Office will also be listing those who become candidates during the filing period, which ends at midnight on January 25, on a webpage that will be updated in real time.

“We are making sure the people of West Virginia can see what is going on inside the State Capitol, with no filter,” Secretary of State Natalie E. Tennant said. “This is the third time we have webcast candidate filing, and the citizens of our state have come to expect this level of transparency from this office and even candidates try to make sure they’re going to be here during a webcast so their family and friends can see them.”

To watch the live webcast and to see the continuously updated list of candidates, click on the links at the top of the Secretary of State’s webpage at

The webcast will also be available on mobile devices, such as iPad and iPhone. However, it is recommended viewers connect to a wifi signal due to the high quality of the webcast and its potential to consume large amounts of cellular data.

Candidate forms and filing fees must be accepted in the Secretary of State’s Office or postmarked by midnight on January 25, 2014.