WASHINGTON COUNTY - Three more people filed to run for the Washington County Board of Education on Friday, making it a five-way race for four seats so far.
Two of the newly declared candidates are Wayne D. Ridenour, the board's vice president, and W. Edward Forrest, who served on the board for about seven years until resigning in March.
Margaret Ann Lowery also filed on Friday.
The deadline to file is 9 p.m. Monday
Three other incumbents - Donna Brightman, Bernadette M. Wagner and Roxanne R. Ober, the board's president - had not filed to run for re-election as of Friday.
Meredith Fouche of Sharpsburg and former board member Russell F. Williams II of Hagerstown filed previously.
If there are at least nine candidates for the four seats, there will be a primary on Feb. 12, 2008.
Otherwise, all of the candidates will move ahead to the Nov. 4, 2008, general election.