There’s one week
left to go in what has turned out to be a slow year for candidate filings in
local races for the May Democrat and Republican primary elections, but
things could be picking up as Porter County saw a new name added to the
ticket for North District County Commissioner.
Republican John M. Cannon entered the race for the North Commissioner seat,
currently held by John Evans.
Cannon is on the
Portage City Council, just starting his second term, and has a background in
race has seen one other filing so far, Democrat Jeffrey Chidester. Evans has
not yet filed for re-election for what would be his fifth term in office.
In the South County
Commissioner race, the only filing has been the incumbent, Democrat Laura
Filing ends at noon
next Friday, Feb. 5.
The other offices
candidates can file for on the County level are County Council at-large,
Superior Court 3 Judge, County Treasurer and County Surveyor.
Also this week,
some races have become contested on ballots that Duneland voters will see in
May. Democrat Jesse Harper filed for 4th District State Representative and
will face Pam Mishler Fish for the seat. On the Republican side, incumbent
Ed Soliday remains unopposed.
Michael L. Deppe will challenge incumbent Julia Jent for Porter County
Superior Court 3 Judge.
The U.S. Senator
race is contested now for the Republicans with two more candidates filing --
Eric Holcomb and Marlin Stuzman. They will vie for the seat with Todd Young.
Also, GOP voters in
Indiana will have at least two options for President. The race currently
includes candidates Jeb Bush and John R. Kasich.
In other news,
State Rep. for 9th District Scott Pelath filed for re-election on the
Representative incumbents in Duneland now have filed.
Below is the
current list of candidates for Duneland ballots as of deadline today. Bold
represents a contested primary race:
Representative, 1st District: Peter J. Visclosky (inc.)
Representative, 4th District: Jesse Harper; Pamela Mishler Fish
Representative, 9th District: Scott Pelath (inc.)
Representative, 10th District: Chuck Moseley (inc.)
Commissioner, North District: Jeffrey L. Chidester
Commissioner, South District: Laura Shurr Blaney (inc.)
at-large (pick three): Sylvia Graham (inc.); Robert Poparad (inc.); Dan
Michelle Clancy (inc.)
Kevin Breitzke (inc.)
Judge 3: Michael L. Deppe; Julia Jent (inc.)
Delegates: Mike Adams, Rebecca Adams, Ferdinand Alvarez, Lisa Beck, Vernon
Beck, Geof Benson, Laura Shurr Blaney, Jeffrey L. Chidester, Brendan Clancy,
Billy J. Coker, Kevin L. Cornett, Collin W. Czilli, Pamela Mishler Fish,
Debra E. Fray, Matthew (Matt) Gibson, Jesse Harper, Joseph A. Kasper,
Deborah Kerr-Cook, Kathryn Kozuszek, Sue I. Lynch, Dennis J. McCafferty,
Elaine J. McCafferty, Charles “Chuck” Moseley, Clay M. Patton, Scott
U.S. President: Jeb
Bush; John R. Kasich
U.S. Senator: Eric
Holcomb; Marlin Stuzman; Todd Young
Representative, 1st District: John Meyer
Representative, 4th District: Ed Soliday (inc.)
Commissioner, North District: John M. Cannon
Committeeman: Liberty 4 - Jacquelyn M. Sterling; Pine 2 - Richard A. “Rick”
Rikosk; Westchester 11 - Kevin Tracy
Delegates: Jackson Twp. (2) - None; Liberty Twp. (3) - Jacquelyn M.
Sterling; Pine Twp. (1) - None; Westchester Twp. (5) - Jon C. Miller, Kevin
Tracy, Krista Tracy.