Mohave County candidates Turchen, Fried make it official

Both candidates have filed for the District 4 Supervisor's seat

KINGMAN - Two candidates for the new District 4 Supervisor's seat have formally filed their paperwork with the Mohave County Elections Department.

Democrat Norty Turchen filed his information on Thursday. Republican Mervin Fried filed his paperwork Monday.

The filing period began April 30 and continues through May 30. Write-in candidates have until July 19 to file for the primary election and Sept. 7 for the general election.

According to Elections Department records, 17 people have collected the paperwork necessary to officially file and run for the District 4 seat.

The Republican candidates for the seat include former County Planning and Zoning Commissioners Rick Sherwood and Jack Pozenel, former County Planning and Zoning Commission Chairman Earl Hamlyn, real estate agent Joy Brotherton, contractor Bob Boyd, Curtis Cutshaw, Tanya Smith, county employee Ted Roper, Walter McCarty, Robert Lane, Fried and Weston Morley.

The only Democrat running for the seat is Norty Turchen. Jack Ehrhardt dropped out of the race after taking a new position with the Hualapai Tribe.

There are also four independent candidates for the seat - James Clark, John Ford, Elizabeth Albright and Connie Hall.

There are four candidates running for the District 1 seat: incumbent Republican Gary Watson, who will be challenged in the primary by Jerry Sides and Travin Pennington, and Democrat Denise Bensusan.