Early Filing Sets Up Election Year Challenges

By Mike Scott

Getting an early start-Several candidates were on hand when the filing period for the August 5 primary election opened last Tuesday morning.  Pictured are Michelle Allen, Kay Biggerstaff, Steve Howell, Ron Brewer, Kim Schantz, Paul Brotherton and Karen Davidson.  Photo courtesy Ruth Brotherton.

Getting an early start-Several candidates were on hand when the filing period for the August 5 primary election opened last Tuesday morning. Pictured are Michelle Allen, Kay Biggerstaff, Steve Howell, Ron Brewer, Kim Schantz, Paul Brotherton and Karen Davidson. Photo courtesy Ruth Brotherton.

Candidate filing for the August 5, 2014 primary election started on Tuesday, February 25, and will continue until March 25.   The August primary is held to select the candidates for each party which will then appear on the November ballot.

Local elected offices on the ballot included Clark County Clerk, Clark County Treasurer, Clark County Collector, Clark County Recorder of Deeds, Clark County Circuit Clerk, Associate Circuit Judge, Presiding commissioner and Prosecuting Attorney.

So far, two candidates have signed up to run for Clark County Clerk.  They are Democrat Steve Howell and Republican Jena Church.  The position will be open due to the upcoming retirement of Leih Ann Hayden.

 

Current Circuit Clerk Kay Biggerstaff, a Democrat, will face a challenge from Republican Kim Schantz.

The Recorder of Deeds office has been split from the Circuit Clerk’s office.  Current Recorder’s Office employee Karen Davidson, a Democrat, will run against Republican challenger Melissa Bevans.

Ron Brewer, a Republican, is seeking re-election as Presiding Commissioner. Treasurer Roberta McAfee, also a Republican, is also seeking to keep her current office, as is current Republican Collector Michelle Allen.

Rick Roberts is seeking re-election on the Republican ticket as Associate Circuit Judge.

So far, no candidates have filed for the office of Clark County Prosecutor.

Ruth Brotherton and Paul Brotherton each filed as Democrats for the Lincoln Township committee, and Roberta McAfee filed for the Madison Township committee.

These races are subject to change as the filing window continues until March 25.

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