Elections are set after filing concluded Friday with numerous candidates putting in their bids for House and Senate seats open this election.

Elections are set after filing concluded Friday with numerous candidates putting in their bids for House and Senate seats open this election.

For the House of Representatives District 26 seat, which serves areas including Shawnee, Republican Incumbent Dell Kerbs filed to retain his seat and he is being challenged by five opponents.

Candidates for State Representative District 26 are Kerbs, 44, of Shawnee; Democrat Lauren Richter, 29, of Shawnee; Republican Lucas Craig Connan, 37, of Shawnee; Democrat E. Bruce Bushong, 60, of Shawnee; Democrat Terry W. Hopkins, 78, of Shawnee; and Republican Sterling Springer, 32, of Shawnee.

In District 27, state Rep. Josh Cockroft announced Wednesday he would not run again, but there are six candidates hoping to fill that seat.

Candidates for State Representative District 27 are Democrat Angela Phillips, 45; Republican Jason Harris, 40, of McLoud; Republican Justin Fletcher, 40, of Newalla; Republican Dave Spaulding, 43, of Norman; Republican Joseph H. Blanchard, 44, of Tecumseh; and Republican Danny J. Sterling, 62, of Tecumseh.

Filings for State Representative District 28 are Republican incumbent Zack Taylor, 34, of Seminole; Democrat Steve Barnes, 61, of Wewoka; Independent Kyle Webb, 49, of McLoud; and Democrat Jason Leonard, 52, of Seminole.

The State Senate District 28 seat is also up this term. Filings for that seat were Republican Robert McKinney, 28, of Tecumseh; Republican incumbent Jason N. Smalley, 37, of Stroud; and Stephanie R. Sanders, 47, of Luther.

Primary elections will be held in June.