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Numerous candidates file for 3 county council seats

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The campaigns are now under way following last Friday's deadline to announce candidacy for the 2008 primary election.

When May 6 rolls around, voters will have the opportunity to elect the candidates for the fall general election.

On the local ballot this year are the county offices of Superior Court Judge, Auditor, Treasurer, Coroner, Districts 1 and 3 County Commissioners, three At-Large County Council seats, and Republican Precinct Committee members.

Republican Denny Bridges, Greencastle, is running uncontested for Superior Court Judge.

Stephanie M. Summitt-Campbell, Greencastle, is slated to run for the office of Auditor.

Republican Sharon Owens, Greencastle, will seek the position of Putnam County Treasurer.

Thomas Miller, Greencastle, is also running uncontested to retain the office of Coroner.

Republican Commissioner Incumbent Gene Beck, Bainbridge, will be running against Eric Merrell, Bainbridge, for District 1.

District 3 pits incumbent Kristina Warren, Greenca-stle, against Donald K. Walton, Cloverdale.

The Republican County Council has nine in competition for only three at large positions.

Incumbents Joseph "Jay" Fogle, Greencastle, and Larry L. Parker, Greencastle, will battle against former County Council member Nancy E. Fogle, Greencastle, former County Clerk Opal J. Sutherlin, Cloverdale, and new candidates Brad Buchanan, Greencastle, Jeremy Carver, Greencastle, Kenneth J. Gibson Sr., Fillmore, Cara L. Goodin, Greencastle, and Joe Myers, Fillmore.

Democratic candidates who wish to run for County Council must register with the County Election Clerk before June 30.

Following that, a caucus will be conducted to instate a delegate for the fall general election.

Putnam County Election Clerk Stacia Gibson also wants to remind people that the final day to register to vote in the May 6 primary is April 7.

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9 canadidates for 3 spots. Hmmmmm. Looks like we have a horse race. Good to see some of the old names on there, since everything is going so well in county government. We could use more of the status quo.

-- Posted by hubba bubba on Fri, Feb 29, 2008, at 1:43 PM

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