Calloway County Judge Executive Larry Elkins said he hasn't made up his mind whether to run for a sixth term in 2018.
Elkins said he would announce his intentions in “plenty of time” for anyone who is interested in running - but wouldn't want to run against him in the primary - to file.
"I haven't made up my mind and that's the truth,” Elkins said after the June Fiscal Court meeting.
He joked during the meeting about deadlines for anyone interested in running against him in next year’s election.
"And I've had, I don't know, a handful of people ask me if I was going to run for re-election and indicated that if I didn't run that they were considering it,” Elkins said. “So I'm going to be respectful of those people and make my intentions known in plenty of time."
Elkins took office as a Democrat in 1999. He registered as an Independent in 2013 and switched to Republican in 2015. Former Calloway County Sheriff Bill Marcum recently switched his party affiliation to Republican. Addressing rumors that he may run, Marcum says he hasn't decided either way.
Filing is due by January 30 next year for participation in the Republican and Democratic primaries.