Candidates remain unopposed in three Harford County races after the Tuesday 9 p.m. deadline to file as a candidate for 2014 came and went.
Two incumbent county officeholders, Harford County Council District B Councilman Joe Woods and Register of Wills Derek Hopkins, both Republicans, do not have an opponent from either party.
Circuit Court Judge Yolanda Curtin, who was appointed to the bench in the fall and is standing for election to a full term, also did not have an opponent as of the deadline Tuesday.
A number of other races are expected to be wide open, if for no other reason than a number of key county offices and some legislative seats are open this year because of either retirements or the incumbents holding those offices are running for something else.
Among the open county offices are county executive, county council president and two of six district council seats.
A Republican filed for every county race; the same could not be said for Democrats.
In addition to the District C council and register of wills elections, the Democrats do not have a candidate in County Council District D. A Democrat did, however, file for clerk of the court late last week.
County executive, council
In the county executive race, Republican Barry Glassman and Democrat Joseph Werner still did not have opponents in their respective primaries. The two are bidding to succeed David Craig, who is running for the Republican nomination for governor.
No additional candidates had filed for county council president since Friday. Like county executive, the council president race won't have an incumbent because Republican Billy Boniface decided to retire after two terms.
Republicans Richard Slutzky, a veteran district councilman; Todd Paterniti; and former council president Robert Wagner are running for the Republican nomination for council president. James Thornton and Christopher Boardman have filed for the Democratic nomination.
In County Council District A, incumbent Dion Guthrie is entered in the Democratic primary; Mike Perrone Jr. filed as a Republican, as did Yvonne Baldwin, who filed Tuesday afternoon. She ran unsuccessfully for the seat in 2010.
In County Council District C, incumbent James McMahan has filed in the Republican primary, as has Eric Daxon. Joining the GOP primary in District C on Tuesday was David Mitchell. Gina Kazimir is the only Democrat in the District C race.
In County Council District D, incumbent Chad Shrodes and Johnathan Grimmel are aboard in the Republican primary. No Democrats were entered as of the Tuesday deadline.
The County Council District E primary races got more crowded as candidates from each party stepped forward in hopes of succeeding Slutzky. David Lambros, Diane Sengstacke and Patrick Vincenti filed in the Republican primary joining Blane Miller Sr.; Melvin Wehrman Jr. was the last Republican to file, and he filed Tuesday. Former councilwoman and state delegate Barbara Kreamer filed in the Democratic primary, joining Duvowel M. Peaker Sr.
There were no changes in the County Council District F primary lineups, where candidates hope to succeed incumbent Democrat Mary Ann Lisanti, who is running for the House of Delegates. Joe Smith was still the only Democrat to file. Monica Ann Worrell and Curtis L. Beulah filed in the Republican primary.
Bob Peck of Forest Hill filed the necessary paperwork to run as an unaffiliated candidate for sheriff. His name will appear only on the general election ballot.
There were no other changes since Friday in the primary lineups for sheriff, where incumbent Sheriff Jesse Bane is the only candidate to file so far in the Democratic primary. Jeff Gahler and John Ryan have filed in the Republican primary.
Clerk, state's attorney