Several county residents have filed to seek elective office prior to the deadline at noon last Friday to run in the May 6 Primary Election.
Locally, Alisa K. Sweazy of Crothersville filed to run for Vernon Township Board on the Democrat ticket. She is joined by Democrat incumbent township board member Odes Densford of rural Austin. Incumbent Republican township board member Roger Teipen had earlier filed to seek re-election.
Scott Kovener of Crothersville filed to run on the Democrat ticket for Vernon Township Trustee.
Jeff Lane of Seymour filed to run for Jackson County Sheriff on the Democrat ticket. Republicans seeking the office are incumbent sheriff Michael Carothers and former sheriff and current county commissioner Jerry Hounshel.
Vickie G. Ault of Freetown filed to run for county recorder on the Democrat Ticket. In the fall she faces incumbent Republican Linda Auleman.
In races for county council:
County Council District 1: Brian Tidd (D); Michael Davidson (R).
County Council District 2: Karen Metz (D); Leon Pottschmidt (R-Inc).
County Council District 3: Brian H.Thompson (R).
County Council District 4: Gregory V. Prange (D-Inc), Bridey Grant Jacobi (R).
County Commissioner District 3: Matt Reedy (R-Inc).
County Assessor: Bev Gaiter (D-Inc.); Kay Schwade (D)
Filing to seek other township offices in the county were:
Trustee: Jennifer Saucerman Isaacs (R-Inc)
Twp Board: David Greger (D), Kenneth J. Turner (D), Cint Wolka (D), Brittany Percival (R), Hope Warren Sitterding (R), Larry Raymer (R), Beverley Hanner DeWitt (R), Jack R. Gillespie (R).
Trustee: Mary Ann Ault (D-Inc)
Twp Board: Joe Campbell (D), Sharon S. Ingle (D),
Trustee: V. Carol Wheeler (R-Inc), Jerry L. ‘J.L.’ Brewer (D)
Twp. Board: Gary Hackson (D), John Hartley (R)
Grassy Fork Twp
Trustee: Park D. Hackman (D-Inc)
Twp Board: Craig Klinge (D), Stan D. Darlage (D), Janette Kay Elliott (R).
Trustee: Jerry D. Otte (D-Inc.), Staci Lambring Eglen (R).
Twp Board: Howard Wente (D), Donald Schnitker (R),
Trustee: William Marsh (R-Inc.), Ellis G. McCormick (R); John Steele Burkhart (D)
Twp Board: Melissa Elkins Hayes (R), Larry K. Sunbury (R), Pat Baxter (R)
Trustee: Karen Branaman Wagoner (D), Frank Fisher (R-Inc),
Twp Board: Cora Lucas (D), Justyn Underwood (D), David Hall (R),
Trustee: Bruce McKinney (D-Inc.)
Twp Board: Sharon Kay Yost (R), Doyle Lyon (R), Ronald L. Cornett (D)
Trustee: Conrad R. Calmer (D-Inc.)
Twp Board: Max W. Noblitt (D), Patricia Hercamp (D), David Merry (D), Giles Spaulding (R).
Salt Creek Twp
Trustee: Autumn Kinser (D)
Twp Board: Judy Goforth (D), Stephen Hanner (D), Karen Kinser (D).
Trustee: Sharon K. Reedy (D)
Twp Board: Richard Darlage (D), Richard Stuckwisch (D), Alan J. Pollert (D).