Municipal Primary Election Candidate Filing Begins Today

Candidates wishing to file for office for this year’s Municipal Election cycle can do so in the county clerk’s office in Starke County and Pulaski County today. 

In Starke County, the candidates for the City of Knox include Center 1, Center 2, Center 3 and Center 4 City Council seats, City Council At-Large seat, the Mayor of Knox, Clerk-Treasurer and Judge of the City Court.

Knox Mayor Dennis Estok has announced his intention to file for re-election.  Jeff Houston mentioned previously that he will not seek re-election as clerk-treasurer for the City of Knox. 

Those open positions on the Hamlet Town Council and the North Judson Town Council and the Clerk-Treasurer will be determined by town conventions to be held later this year to be included on the General Election ballot in November.

In Pulaski County, Medaryville and Monterey positions will be on the May ballot with the clerk-treasurer seats available and all three board members in both municipalities. 

According to a representative at the clerk’s office, the 2019 Medaryville Town Council positions will be elected to a one year term and then all seats will be on the ballot in 2020 to be on the county’s election cycle.  They will resume four-year terms at that time.

The Town of Monterey is working on an ordinance to move their election to the county’s election cycle. 

The filing window closes Friday, Feb. 8 at noon local time in the Starke County Clerk’s Office and in the Pulaski County Clerk’s Office.