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Thomas to challenge Robertson

A Republican candidate for one of three at-large seats on the Harrison County Council has decided to drop out of that race and challenge Indiana State Rep. Paul Robertson, D-Depauw.
Brian Thomas, of Corydon, was one of three Republicans to run in the May Primary Election, thus insuring a spot on the ballot in the November General Election. (The top three candidates for both major parties selected three candidates to run in the fall.)
‘Brian was looking at the vacancy in the state race against Paul Robertson,’ said Larry Shickles, chairman of Harrison County Central Republican Committee. ‘His heart was in a lot of state issues. He felt like he wanted to run for that seat.
‘We’re excited about him running,’ he said.
Besides concerns for state issues, Thomas didn’t think voters in Southern Indiana were being represented by just a Democrat candidate, Shickles said.
A district Republican caucus was held June 28, and the precinct committee chairs voted to choose Thomas to run against Robertson.
Following the caucus, Thomas withdrew from the council race. That left a vacancy in there.
‘We kind of put the word out,’ Shickles said, ‘but we haven’t had anyone express an interest’ in running.
The deadline for filling the vacancy has passed.