Candidates finalized for November ballot


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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