Starke Clerk’s Office says New Candidates File for Office


The Starke County Clerk says a new candidate has entered the race for North Judson Town Clerk-Treasurer.

Candidates are still lacking to hold a town convention in North Judson, but Alicia Collins has filed the necessary paperwork to run as a Democrat in November. She will be challenging incumbent Republican Donna Henry for the seat.

Jane Ellen Felchuk is seeking office for the North Judson Town Council Ward 1 seat, while Wendy Hoppe is seeking the Ward 2 seat.

Starke County Clerk Vicki Cooley, however, says a few alterations have been made for Town Council seats in Hamlet. According to Cooley, map changes outlining wards has changed which seats candidates are running for.

Democrat Kristine Pitts and Republican Betty Barnett are running for the Hamlet Town Clerk-Treasurer seat.

Democrat Brian Earnest is now alone in his pursuit of the Hamlet Town Council Ward One seat. Tamara Brantley, Frank Lonigro, Jr., and Connie Bailey are running for the Town Council seat from Ward 3; and Dean Goble and Dave Kesvormas, Sr. will face-off in November for the Ward 2 seat.

Candidates have until August 3rd to either declare their candidacy or remove their name for the ballot for areas holding Town Conventions.