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2012 County Primary Ballot complete

Friday, February 10, 2012

* Candidates have until noon, Monday, to withdraw

A slew of names were added to the 2012 Clay County Primary Ballot this week.

By 4 p.m., Friday, the Clay County Election Office updated the list.

Some county positions will be up for grabs during the primary.

Five Democrats filed candidacy for the Clay County Council At-Large position, including Chip Hoskins, Dolores Johnson, Roger LaPlante, William (Bill) Lovett and Mike McCullough.

In addition, the Clay County Commissioner District 2 position will also be up for grabs as Democrats Charlie (Charles) Brown and Michael L. (Mike) Wilkinson filed candidacy.

Three Republicans filed candidacy for the council At-Large position, including Patricia (Pat) Heffner, John Nicoson and Lisa D. Rickert.

Also on the Republican side, Clay County Commissioner District 1 will have some competition as Gary D. (Catfish) Rickert, and Bryan K. Allender filed candidacy.

Republicans Rustina Johnson and John R. Keller also filed candidacy for Clay County Surveyor while Republicans John D. Fagg Jr., and Joel R. Reinoehl filed candidacy for Clay County Coroner.

County Democrats running unopposed in the primary include J. Blaine Akers (Clay Superior Court Judge), Joseph D. Trout (Clay Circuit Court Judge), Jack Withers (Clay County Commissioner District 1), Amy J. (Solomon) Shelton (Clay County Coroner) and Joseph Mark Dierdorf (Clay County Recorder).

County Republicans running unopposed in the primary include Robert Alex Pell (Clay Superior Court Judge), James Edward Deal (Clay Circuit Court Judge), Victoria J. (Vickie) Wheeler (Clerk of the Circuit Court) and Tony A. Fenwick (Clay County Commissioner District 2).

At the state level, two Democrats -- James (Jim) R. Mann II and Charles (Chuck) Toth -- filed candidacy for State Representative District 46, while Mark C. Spelbring filed for State Representative District 42.

In addition, Democrat John R. Gregg filed candidacy for Governor.

Likewise, Republicans Mike Pence and Jim Wallace filed candidacy for Governor while three Republicans -- Jim Meece, Alan P. Morrison and Bill Webster -- filed candidacy for State Representative District 42.

State Representative James (Jim) Baird (District 44) and Bob Heaton (District 46) -- both Republicans -- will run unopposed in the primary.

At the national level, Barack Obama filed candidacy for President of the United States as did Republicans Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, Patricia Inez Sandifer and Rick Santorum.

In addition, five filed candidacy for United States Representative District 8, including Democrats Thomas Barnett, William Bryk and Dave Crooks, along with Republicans Larry D. Bucshon and Kristi Risk.

Also, Democrat Joe Donnelly filed candidacy for United States Senator as did Republicans Richard G. Lugar and Richard E. Mourdock.

According to officials with the Clay County Election Office, only one person from each party may be voted into the General Election for each party -- with the county council being the exception as up to three people per party may be voted for.

Candidates have until noon, Monday, to withdraw their name from consideration, if they so choose.

Voter registration is set to close at the end of business, Monday, April 9.

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I am truly thankful that Rick Santorum made the Indiana ballot. He seems to be our only hope. Please read and compare all you can about Rick and the other candidates and I'm sure, in your heart, you'll select Rick Santorum to be our next President.

-- Posted by My Dime on Sat, Feb 11, 2012, at 8:31 AM

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-- Posted by dick tracy on Mon, Feb 13, 2012, at 11:31 AM


-- Posted by Conservative Dad on Tue, Feb 14, 2012, at 5:31 PM

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