Candidate filing for the May primary has come to an end with several office-holders not seeking reelection. Starke County Commissioner Kathy Norem, Pulaski County Commissioners Kenny Becker and Jerry Locke, and Winamac Clerk-Treasurer Melanie Berger are just some of the names that aren’t on the 2020 ballot.Continue reading
Candidate filing for the May primary heads into its final week. The race for Starke County Council is starting to heat up, with four Republicans filed for the three available at-large seats. They include Don Binkley, Sam Byer, Todd Lienbach, and incumbent Kay Gudeman. Voters will have to narrow that list down to three during the primary. As it currently stands, the winners would face Democrats Chuck Estok and Karl Swihart in November.Continue reading
The ballot for the May primary is starting to take shape. In Starke County, the most hotly-contested office so far appears to be county treasurer. Incumbent Kay Chaffins is running for her first full term, but she faces a Democratic primary challenge from Monica Miller. As it currently stands, the winner would face Republican Tom DeCola in November’s General Election.Continue reading
The first day of candidate filing ended with a few familiar names on the May primary ballot. In Starke County, County Council Member Brad Hazelton is seeking the Democratic Party’s nomination for District 1 County Commissioner, the seat currently held by Kathy Norem.Continue reading
Those thinking about running for office in 2020 can start filing on Wednesday. Several county offices are on the ballot this year.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
Medaryville voters will have a few contested races to decide this year. As of Wednesday morning, three candidates are in the running to replace Democrat Judy Harwood as clerk-treasurer, according to Pulaski County Clerk JoLynn Behny.Continue reading
With less than a week left for candidates to file to run in the May primary, many incumbents remain unopposed. As of Friday afternoon, the only local contested race was for Knox clerk-treasurer. Colleen Hodge and Cyndi Mann-Kidder are vying for the Democratic Party nomination, according to the Starke County Clerk’s Office. Incumbent Jeff Houston is not seeking another term.Continue reading
Three Democrats filed to run for office in the City of Knox on the first day of filing Wednesday. Mayor Dennis Estok and District 3 City Council Member Jeff V. Berg both filed for reelection, according to the Starke County Clerk’s Office, while Colleen A. Hodge filed to run for clerk-treasurer. Incumbent Jeff Houston is not seeking another term.Continue reading
The races are set for May’s primary elections. In Starke County, one hotly-contested office is county clerk. Current auditor Kay Chaffins is challenging incumbent Vicki Cooley for the Democratic party nomination. The winner would presumably face Republican Bernadette Welter-Manuel in November’s general election.
Candidate filings continue in Starke County. In the past week, Prosecutor Nick Bourff, District 3 County Council Member Dave Pearman, and Jackson Township Trustee Robert Schmidt have all filed to run for reelection.
Candidate filing is picking up in Starke County. Several county-wide seats are up for grabs this year. Incumbent Councilmen Freddie Baker, Bryan Cavender and Bob Sims are all running for reelection. Continue reading