Candidate filing for 2010 closed last Monday with a total of five county level races developing in Fulton County.
Fulton County Sheriff Walter Dillinger is being challenged for that position by Buck Foley, both Democrats.
For the position of Justice of the Peace, races have developed in District 3 between incumbent Jim Bicker, Democrat, and Gene McBride, Independent. District 4 also has two people filing for that position, incumbent Michael C. Barnett, Democrat, and Hugh D. Browning, Republican.
For the position of constable of Fulton County Township Number one, incumbent Garold "Butch" Blair, Democrat, is being challenged by Clifford Pleasant, Democrat.
A race has also developed for Mayor of the city of Salem. Max Jackson, Democrat, will challenge long-time incumbent Gary Clayton.
Others filing for positions are all currently holding that position and are running unopposed. They include:
* Incumbent Assessor Brad Schaufler, Democrat.
* Incumbent County and Circuit Clerk, Vickie Bishop, Democrat.
* Incumbent Collector Calvin "Buster" Smith, Democrat.
* Incumbent Coroner Steven C. Barker, Democrat.
* Incumbent Judge Charles Willett, Democrat.
* Incumbent Treasurer Donna Hall, Democrat.
Filing for Justice of the Peace, unopposed are incumbents in their positions: District 1 Cris Newberry (D); District 2 Lynn Guffey (I); District 5 Michael Roork (D); District 6 Marjorie Rogers (R); District 7 David Cunningham (D); District 8 Jack Haney (D); District 9, Jimmy Marler (D).
Others running unopposed are: Recorder/Treasurer Pamela J. Bryant (D); City Attorney C. Dewayne Plumlee (D); Alderman Ward 1 Position 1, Betty J. Teague (D); Alderman Ward 1 Position 2, William W. "Bill" Newton (D); Alderman Ward 2 Position 1, Richard Frazier (D); and Alderman Ward 2 Position 2, Ted York (D).
Those filing as a Democrat or Republican will appear on their preferential primary election ballot May 18. Independents will appear on the general election ballot Nov. 2.