No Recount Requests Received in Starke County Clerk’s Office


The Starke County Clerk’s office has not yet received any notice from candidates to request a recount in close races in last week’s General Election.

Three races were decided by a matter of votes. In the County Council District 4 race, Democrat Pamela Stalbaum won the seat by two votes over Republican Don White. Republican Mandy Thompson had three more votes than incumbent Roger Chaffins, Sr. in the Railroad Township Trustee race. The Oregon-Davis School Board District 1 race was decided by three votes. Christopher Lawrence kept his seat on the school board. Annette M. Ferch challenged Lawrence in the election.

Candidates have until Tuesday, Nov. 18 at noon to file a recount request with the clerk’s office.