Wednesday was the first day that county resident could file declarations of candidacy for the 2020 primary election, and a trio of candidates for county offices were the first to put pen to paper.

Four years ago, Clinton County Treasurer Carol Bartley and Clinton County Recorder Beth Keeney were the first to file their declarations for candidacy at the Clerk’s office and, along with Josh Lee, they became the first to file for the 2020 election.