Candidate Filing Ends with Contested Races in North Judson, Medaryville

Races are almost set for town elections in North Judson and Medaryville. Thursday was the filing deadline for towns that didn’t have a May primary.

Medaryville is the only community in Starke and Pulaski counties that will have to hold a town convention to narrow down the list of candidates. Stacy Conley and Jasmine Hines are seeking the Republican Party nomination for Medaryville clerk-treasurer, according to the Pulaski County Clerk’s Office. The winner will face Democrat Kendra S. Miller in November’s General Election. Meanwhile, outgoing Clerk-Treasurer Judy Harwood is challenging incumbent Republicans Ray Saltsman, Robert Schultz, and Suzanna J. Wilcoxon for the three Medaryville Town Council seats.

In North Judson, Republican Randy Schwartz is challenging incumbent Democrat Jane Ellen Felchuk for the Ward 1 town council seat, according to the Starke County Clerk’s Office. Democrat Matthew Brewer is running against incumbent Republican Ward 2 Council Member Wendy Hoppe. Ward 3 Council Member James Young and Clerk-Treasurer Andrew Rowe are both running unopposed for their first full terms. Both took over those positions as mid-term replacements.

Knox, Hamlet, and Monterey will not have to hold General Elections, due to a lack of contested races. The one contested race in the City of Knox was decided during the May primary. In Hamlet and Monterey, only the incumbent office-holders filed to run.