Carlton, a Williamson attorney, ran for Mingo circuit judge in 2008, according to a campaign website. The former magistrate and assistant prosecutor also previously campaigned to be a family court judge in Mingo.
Jewell is a longtime public defender in Mingo, according to employees at the courthouse, and has a private law office in Williamson.
Knopp is the municipal judge in Williamson, according to the governor's office, and a member of the Williamson firm, Lambright and Knopp.
McCune is the longtime chief public defender in Mingo County.
Rutledge is an assistant prosecuting attorney in Mingo and the attorney for the county commission. He has a private law firm in Williamson.
Thompson has served as family court judge since 2009, according to her secretary.
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