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Election filings underway

Election filings underway Election filings underway

Filing for the spring primary opened Jan. 5, and several current officeholders, as well as newcomers, in both Harrison and Crawford counties, have filed to be on the ballot.

Candidates to date in Harrison County are (an * indicates incumbent):

Circuit Court Judge โ€” *John T. Evans, Republican.

Prosecutor โ€” *J. Otto Schalk, Republican.

Auditor โ€” *Chad Shireman, Republican.

Sheriff โ€” *Nick Smith, Republican.

Assessor โ€” *Lorena (Rena) A. Stepro, Republican.

County Commissioner District 3 โ€” *Jim Heitkemper and Brad Wiseman, both Republicans.

County Council District 1 โ€” *Kyle S. Nix, Republican.

County Council District 2 โ€” *Ross Schulz, Republican, and Sarah Blessing, Democrat.

County Council District 3 โ€” *Holli Baker Castetter, Republican.

Blue River Township Trustee โ€” *Michael Beyerle, Republican.

Blue River Township Advisory Board โ€” *Darcy Kamer, Republican.

Boone Township Trustee โ€” *Linda King, Republican.

Boone Township Advisory Board โ€” *Kevin Crosier, *Sheila Beanblossom Jackson and *Jessica Terry, all Republicans.

Franklin Township Trustee โ€” *David C. Hussung, Republican.

Franklin Township Advisory Board โ€” *William A. Rowett, Republican.

Harrison Township Trustee โ€” *Mark Strange, Republican (he is completing Jimmy Mayfieldโ€™s term).

Harrison Township Advisory Board โ€” Rhonda J. Rhoads, Republican.

Heth Township Trustee โ€” *Teresa Eschbacher, Republican.

Heth Township Advisory Board โ€” Andrew Eschbacher, Democrat.

Jackson Township Trustee โ€” *Joseph E. (Joey) Martin, Republican.

Jackson Township Advisory Board โ€” *Rick R. Crecelius and *Keith W. Pinaire, both Republicans.

Morgan Township Trustee โ€” *Frederick A. Uhl, Democrat.

Posey Township Trustee โ€” *Teresa Sutton, Republican.

Posey Township Advisory Board โ€” *Lynette Klinstiver, Republican, and *Susan May, Democrat.

Spencer Township Trustee โ€” *Aaron Scott, Republican.

Spencer Township Advisory Board โ€” Justin R. Byerly, Jared S. Goldman, *Bruce Hawkins, *Ray E. Saylor and *Belinda Smith, all Republicans.

Washington Township Trustee โ€” *Jeremy Wathen, Republican.

Washington Township Advisory Board โ€” *JoAnna Barks and *Stefanie Bliss, both Republicans, and *Tanda Ems, Democrat.

Webster Township Advisory Board โ€” *Joey Rosbottom, Republican, and *Daniel Thomas McPhillips, Democrat.

Also on the ballot will be the positions of treasurer, county council District 4 and the remaining township trustees and advisory boards.

Those who wish to file for a Harrison County office may do so at the courthouse in downtown Corydon during business hours Monday through Friday.

Those who had filed in Crawford County by press time on Monday were:

Circuit Court Judge โ€” *Sabrina Bell, Republican.

Prosecutor โ€” Chase Smith, Republican.

Sheriff โ€” *Jeff Howell and Charles W. Wright, both Republicans, and Dennis W. Talley, Democrat.

Assessor โ€” *Michael A. Carlisle Sr., Republican.

County Commissioner District 1 โ€” *Daniel Crecelius and Martha S. Wright, both Republicans.

County Council District 4 โ€” *Chad Riddle, Republican.

Ohio Township Advisory Board โ€” Gary D. Wiseman, Republican.

Patoka Township Advisory Board โ€” Pamela K. Harmon, Mary K. McLain and Beverly Oxley, all Democrats.

Whiskey Run Township Trustee โ€” *Terry L. Stroud, Democrat.

Besides the offices already mentioned, also up for election this year in Crawford County are clerk, auditor, recorder, county council district 1, 2 and 3 seats and the remaining townships and advisory boards.

Those who wish to file as a candidate in Crawford County may visit the election office Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to noon.

At the state level, the following have filed as candidates:

State Senator District 47 โ€” Kevin Boehnlein, Republican (current Sen. Erin Houchin is not seeking re-election).

State Representative District 70 โ€” *Karen Engleman, Republican.

Federal candidates to date are:

Ninth District โ€” Erin Houchin, Republican (current Congressman Trey Hollingsworth, a Republican, is not seeking re-election).

Filing closes Friday, Feb. 4, at noon.