Friday is the final day to file for candidacy in the City of Knox spring Primary Election. Candidates seeking office in North Judson and Hamlet have until August 1st to file. In Starke County, the most recent filing occurred Tuesday when Brian Earnest, a Democrat, filed for the Hamlet #1 Town Council seat .
A primary election will be held in Knox, and if needed, a town caucus will be held in North Judson. So far, no races have developed there. A town caucus will be held in Hamlet as a race has developed. Bob Yung and Frank Lonigro, Jr. have both filed on the Democrat ticket for the Council District 3 seat.
In Knox, there is one race. Mark Smith and Rick Chambers are both vying for the Democrat Mayoral nomination.