Candidates finalized for November ballotJuly 5, 2019
By CANDY NEAL
This year’s General Election will include several challenges for council seats in Jasper, Huntingburg and Ferdinand.
But there will be no mayoral challenges.
Republican Denny Spinner will embark on his third term as mayor of Huntingburg. Republican Dean Vonderheide will serve his first full term as mayor of Jasper; he is currently completing his first year as mayor, having been appointed to the position by caucus.
Political parties had until noon Wednesday to add candidates to positions that did not have a party candidate. Those additions by the local Democratic and Republican parties resulted in two additional races on the fall ballot.
In Jasper, Democrat Daniel Kreilein was added as a candidate for the District 3 council seat. He will face Republican Chad Lueken. The current councilman, Republican John Bell, opted to not run again.
In Huntingburg, two new candidates are seeking the District 4 council seat: Republican Jose Alfredo Dubon and Independent Amber Wahl. Current councilman, Independent Kerry Blessinger, has chosen to not seek a second term.
were also added to the Holland ballot: Republicans Ray Schuetter, for clerk-treasurer, and Tom Thacker, for council at large.
The General Election will be on Tuesday, Nov. 5. Early voting will run from Tuesday, Oct. 8 until noon on Monday, Nov. 4.
This is the list of candidates that will be on the ballot:
Clerk-Treasurer: Democrat Tammy Miller
Council District 1: Democrat Ken Sicard and Republican Don Farina Sr.
Council District 2: Democrat Debbie Johnson
Council District at large: Democrat Ron Weyer
Clerk-Treasurer: Republican Ray Schuetter
Council at large: Republicans Melanie Barrett and Tom Thacker
Mayor: Republican Denny Spinner
Clerk-Treasurer: Democrat Tom Dippel
Council District 1: Republican Glen Kissling
Council District 2: Republican Jeff Bounds
Council District 3: Republican Steve McPherron
Council District 4: Independent Amber Wahl and Republican Jose Alfredo Dubon
Council at large: Independent Tim Wehr and Republican Keith “Curly” Souders
Mayor: Republican Dean Vonderheide
Clerk-Treasurer: Democrat Allen Seifert
Council District 2: Democrat John Schroeder
Council District 3: Democrat Daniel Kreilein and Republican Chad Lueken
Council District 4: Democrat Dave Hurst and Republican Adrian Engelberth
Council District 5: Democrat Earl Schmitt and Republican Paul Lorey
Council District 6: Republican Kevin Manley
Council at large (two seats): Republicans Nancy Eckerle and Phil Mundy
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