Braun will run unopposed; election matchups setJuly 8, 2014
By CANDY NEAL
Herald Staff Writer
Two Dubois County men will occupy seats in the State Legislature next year.
Republican Mike Braun of Jasper is the only person running for the District 63 state representative seat; no Democrat’s name was submitted by noon Thursday, the deadline for parties to file certifications that a vacancy on its general election ballot had been filled. District 63 includes the northern half of Dubois County.
Braun will replace Jasper resident Mark Messmer in the position. Messmer, a Republican, will compete with Ireland Democrat and Dubois County Commissioner Larry Vollmer for the District 48 state senate seat. The district includes the western half of Dubois County. Incumbent Senator Lindel Hume, Democrat, has decided to retire after serving 40 years in the State Legislature.
Those running for seats to represent Dubois County residents at the local, state and national level are:
U.S. representative District 8: Democrat Tom Spangler, Libertarian Andrew Horning and Republican Larry Bucshon
State representative District 63: Republican Mike Braun
State representative District 74: Democrat Chris Coyle and Republican Lloyd Arnold
State senator District 47: Democrat Richard Young and Republican Erin Houchin
State senator District 48: Democrat Larry Vollmer and Republican Mark Messmer
Secretary of state: Democrat Beth White, Libertarian Karl Tatgenhorst and Republican Connie Lawson
State Auditor: Democrat Mike Claytor, Libertarian John Schick and Republican Suzanne Crouch
State Treasurer: Democrat Mike Boland, Libertarian Michael Jasper and Republican Kelly Mitchell
County commissioner District 2: Democrat Elmer Brames and Republican Doug Uebelhor
County council District 1: Democrat Craig Greulich
County council District 2: Democrat Mary “Becky” Beckman and Republican Adrian Engelberth
County council District 3: Democrat Nancy Wilson and Republican Charmian Klem
County council District 4: Republican Jerry Hunefeld
County assessor: Democrat Gail Gramelspacher
County auditor: Democrat Kathy Hopf
County clerk: Democrat Cheryl Schnell and Republican Bridgette Jarboe
County prosecutor: Democrat Anthony Quinn
County recorder: Democrat Rebecca Gates and Republican Gregory Abell
County sheriff: Democrat Donny Lampert
Circuit court judge: Democrat Nathan Verkamp and Republican Kevin Crouse
Bainbridge Township trustee: Democrat Ken Buck
Bainbridge Township advisory board (three seats): Democrats Charles “Chill” Habig, David Hurst and David Spellmeyer
Boone Township trustee: Republican Mark Kieffner
Boone Township advisory board (three seats): Republicans Kimberly Hoffman, Pamela Weisheit and Susan Weisman
Cass Township trustee: Democrat James Meyer
Cass Township advisory board (three seats): Democrats Lee Bilderback, Lisa Matthews and Dennis Schaeffer
Columbia Township trustee: Republican Larry Hall
Columbia Township advisory board (three seats): Republicans Donald Harrison, Melvin Leistner and James Leon Wineinger
Ferdinand Township trustee: Democrat David Kemper
Ferdinand Township advisory board (three seats): Democrats Albert Dilger, Francis Egler and Michael Lindauer
Hall Township trustee: Democrat Allen Thewes
Hall Township advisory board (three seats): Democrats Jeff Betz, Kevin Knies and Fred Lampert
Harbison Township trustee: Republican Marvin Eisenhut
Harbison Township advisory board (three seats): Republicans Dalcus Fuhrman, Lorie Hubbs and Mary Lou Zehr
Jackson Township trustee: Democrat Sylvester Voegerl
Jackson Township advisory board (three seats): Democrats Nathan Brinkman, Dan Oeding and Gregory Welp
Jefferson Township trustee: Democrat Brian King
Jefferson Township advisory board (three seats): Democrats Charlene Atkins and Doris Schnell and Republican Jack Doyle Dooley
Madison Township trustee: Democrat Jason “Jay” Terwiske and Republican Cathy “Kitty” Merkley
Madison Township advisory board (three seats): Democrats Pat Lichlyter, Mark Schmitt and Alan Small and Republican Glen Englert
Marion Township trustee: Democrat Clarence Reckelhoff
Marion Township advisory board (three seats): Democrats Eugene Bachman, James Hasenour and Randy Lueken
Patoka Township trustee: Republican Don Astrike
Patoka Township advisory board (three seats): Democrats Larry Ferguson and Roland Terwiske and Republican Jeffrey Bounds
Birdseye town council (three seats): Democrats Jerry Allstott, Kermitt Clyde Huff and Kelly Wiseman
Birdseye clerk-treasurer: Democrat Brittany Schepers
Candidates have until noon next Tuesday to withdraw from a race. School board filings will open Wednesday, Aug. 6, and close at noon Friday, Aug. 22.
Contact Candy Neal at email@example.com.
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