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Two candidates file for 2007 primary election

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Only two people in Putnam County, so far, have filed to run for city office in the 2007 primary election, according to election office records on Friday.

Incumbent Greencastle Clerk-Treasurer Teresa Glenn (D) has filed for another term and current Greencastle Township Advisory Board member Karen (Hill) Ambler (R) has filed for the at-large seat on the Greencastle City Council.

John Lanie (D) is the current at-large member on the city council and has previously said he will seek another term.

All five seats on the city council are up for re-election this year, in addition to the mayor's and clerk-treasurer's positions.

Greencastle Mayor Nancy Michael announced earlier this month that she will not seek re-election this year.

Current city council members include Lanie, at-large; Bob Sedlack, Ward 3; Tom Roach, Ward 1; Mark Hammer, Ward 2; and Russ Evans, Ward 4.

Anyone interested in running for these offices has until noon Feb. 23 to pick up a form and file at the Putnam County Clerk's office, inside the Putnam County Courthouse.

Meanwhile, elected offices are also set to expire this year at Bainbridge, Cloverdale, Fillmore, Roachdale and Russellville. However, those town's will not vote until the November general election.

If more than one person would file as either a Republican or Democrat in those five towns, the town would have to hold a Republican or Democrat convention -- which would take the place of a primary election -- to determine which candidate would go on the general election ballot in November.

The deadline to file as either a Republican or Democrat in the towns of Bainbridge, Cloverdale, Fillmore, Roachdale and Russellville is Aug. 1.

The deadline to file as an independent in those same five towns is July 2.

A write-in candidate has until July 3 to file for offices in those five towns.

Once these deadlines have passed, if no one has filed to run against the current office holders, the current office holders will maintain their seats for another term.

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