Candidates file for May 5 primary


So far, most local incumbents have filed for re-election this year.

And on the state and national level, a slew of candidates have filed for U.S. President and Indiana Governor.

Republican U.S. President Donald Trump and Republican Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb have filed for re-election. But they are being challenged by many.

The May 5 Primary Election will determine who will represent their party in the General Election. The filing period for the primary ends at noon on Friday, Feb. 7.

Here are the candidates that have filed locally in the Dubois County Clerk’s Office and statewide with the Indiana Election Division as of Friday:

• President: Republicans Donald Trump and Bill Weld; Democrats Joe Biden, Michael Bloomberg, Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Andrew Yang, Tulsi Gabbard, Amy Klobuchar, Michael Bennet, and Tom Steyer

• United States Representative District 8: Democrat E. Thomasina Marsili and Republican Larry Bucshon

• Governor: Republicans Eric Holcomb and Brian Roth; Democrats Woodrow “Woody” A. Meyers and Josh Owens.

• State Representative District 63: Republican Shane Lindauer

• State Representative District 74: Republican Stephen Bartels

• Circuit Court Judge: Democrat Nathan Verkamp

• County Commissioner District 1: Republican Chad Blessinger

• County Commissioner District 3: Nick Hostetter

• County Council at-large (three seats): Republicans Sonya Hass, Doug Uebelhor and Mike Kluesner

• County Coroner: Republican Katie M. Schuck

• County Surveyor: Kenny Brosmer

• County Treasurer: Republican Kitty Merkley

There are also numerous convention delegates on the ballot.

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