Several candidates filed for state representative and state senator to represent the bi-county area as filings for the Aug. 7 primary election opened on Tuesday.
For the 29th District tate senator seat, four candidates filed. Running are: David Sater, of Cassville; James Strahan, of Kirbyville; Gayle Wridge, of Branson; and James Strafuss, of Branson. All are running as Republicans. Jack Goodman, who has held the seat, is ineligible to run due to term limits.
For the 158th District state representative seat, which includes Barry County, three candidates filed. They are Mike Bennett, of Purdy; Scott Fitzpatrick, of Shell Knob; and Frank Washburn, of Monett. The 158th District includes Barry County and the southwest corner of Lawrence County, including half of Pierce City,
Only one candidate filed for the 39th Judicial Circuit circuit judge seat. Current State Senator Jack Goodman, of Mt. Vernon, filed to run as a Republican.
The final day to file is March 27.