BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Local candidates in Morgan County interested in running for election this year may file today through Jan. 26 at the County Clerk's office.
The positions up for election in the 2008 race include the prosecuting attorney, assessor, sheriff, two magistrates and one county commissioner.
· Prosecuting Attorney: Four-year term; no term limit. Must be an attorney and reside in W.Va. Annual salary is $90,000; filing fee is $900.
Debra McLaughlin, a Republican, has held the position since 2002.
· Assessor: Four-year term; no term limit. Must reside in district. Annual salary is $43,560; filing fee is $435.60.
The position is held by John Allen Swaim, a Democrat, who was elected in 2000.
· Sheriff: Four-year term; two-term (consecutive) limit. Must reside in district. Annual salary is $43,560; filing fee is $435.60.
Ronald McIntire, a Republican, is serving his last year of his second term, and a new sheriff will be elected in November.