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Parties caucus to fill spots - Republicans

Thursday, July 6, 2006

As Lewis Township's Precinct Committeeman, Marshall Nuckolls has been on the lookout for a third Republican candidate for the Lewis Township Board.

He finally found someone he can support: Marshall Nuckolls.

At a lightly-attended caucus last week, Nuckolls nominated himself for the position.

"I'm voting for myself, I guess," he said.

Nuckolls, fellow Republicans Bryan Husband and Pat Buell and Democrat David Burger will vie for three board vacancies in the 2006 general elections this fall.

Already a precinct committeeman and president of the Clay County chapter of Farm Bureau, Nuckolls initially wasn't sure if he could take on the responsibility.

"I kind of hesitated to begin with in the spring election, but then I decided to go ahead and fill the spot," he said.

Sharon Koehler, president of the Clay County Republican Central Committee, hosted the caucus. She had also planned to name a candidate for a position on the Washington Township Board, but the potential nominee backed out, she said.

"The caucus actually got smaller as the day progressed," she said.

Still, Koehler said she is satisfied with her party's representation in the upcoming elections.

With three high-profile incumbents at the top of the ticket-- Circuit Court Judge Robert Pell, Sheriff Mike Heaton and Prosecutor Lee Reberger-- she said she is "really pleased with the slate of candidates we have."

Though she would have liked to see a Republican challenger for Clay Superior Court Judge (Democratic incumbent J. Blaine Akers is running unopposed), Koehler said she anticipates a strong showing among Republican candidates in the fall.

"They're a good representation of the people in the county," she said. "I think they'll do well."

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