County voters to have choices on ballotFebruary 13, 2018
By CANDY NEAL
County voters will have several leadership choices on the Nov. 6 general election ballot, as many county positions have a Republican and Democratic candidate running.
As for the May 8 primary election, Birdseye voters selecting a Democratic ballot will see the most interesting primary races. They will decide which three Birdseye Town Council candidates will move on to the fall election. Their four choices are Mary Ann Cummings, Clyde Huff, Lisa Huff, and Roy Partenheimer. The two candidates on the Republican ticket — Priscilla Atkins, Bret Eckert — will automatically move on to the fall election.
Democrat voters in Birdseye will also choose a Democratic candidate for clerk. Incumbent Brittany Schepers and current town Councilwoman Kelly Wiseman are running for the seat.
Voters will also have some choices in primary races for statewide and national seats.
Republican voters will choose Mike Braun, Luke Messer (Allen Lucas Messer) or Todd Rokita to run against Democratic incumbent Joe Donnelly for U.S. senator in the November election; they will also select incumbent Larry Bucshon, Richard Moss or Rachel Covington to run for the District 8 U.S. representative seat in the fall.
Democratic voters will select either Ron Drake or William Tanoos to run for the District 8 U.S. representative seat; they will also choose Dennis Tedrow or Joseph Lannan to go on to the general election for the District 63 state representative seat.
Candidates had to file with the county clerk’s office for county seats and with the Indiana Election Division by noon Friday. Candidates who filed had until noon Monday to withdraw their name from the primary.
The following is the list of candidates that will be on the May 8 primary ballots in Dubois County.
U.S. Senator: Joseph S. Donnelly
U.S. Representative District 8: Ron Drake and William Tanoos
State Representative District 63: Dennis Tedrow and Joseph Lannan
State Representative District 74: Larry K. Kleeman
State Senator District 47: Nick Siler
County Commissioner District 2: Elmer Brames
County Council District 1: Craig M. Greulich
County Council District 2: Mary E. “Becky” Beckman
County Council District 3: Deborah Major
County Assessor: Angela “Angie” Giesler
County Auditor: Sandy Morton
County Clerk: Kiersten Knies
County Prosecutor: Anthony Quinn
County Recorder: Gail (Hasenour) Reutman
County Sheriff: Tim Lampert
Bainbridge Township Trustee: Ken Buck
Bainbridge Township Advisory Board (three seats): Kenneth L. Hulsman, David Spellmeyer and James A. Schroeder
Cass Township Trustee: James K. Meyer
Cass Township Advisory Board (three seats): Lee Bilderback, Steve Eckert and Lisa Matthews
Ferdinand Township Trustee: David M. Kemper
Ferdinand Township Advisory Board (three seats): Albert Dilger and Michael Lindauer
Hall Township Trustee: Alan Thewes
Hall Township Advisory Board (three seats): Fred Lampert
Jackson Township Trustee: Sylvester L. Voegerl
Jackson Township Advisory Board (three seats): Dan Oeding and Gregory Welp
Jefferson Township Trustee: Brian King
Jefferson Township Advisory Board (three seats): Charlene Atkins and Lisa Striegel
Madison Township Advisory Board (three seats): Pat Lichlyter
Marion Township Trustee: Clarence Reckelhoff
Marion Township Advisory Board (three seats): Eugene A. Bachman, James K. Hasenour and Randy Lueken
Patoka Township Advisory Board (three seats): Roland Terwiske and Larry J. Ferguson
Birdseye Town Council (three seats): Mary Ann Cummings, Clyde Huff, Lisa Huff and Roy Partenheimer
Birdseye Clerk-Treasurer: Brittany Schepers and Kelly Wiseman
U.S. Senator: Mike Braun, Luke Messer (Allen Lucas Messer) and Todd Rokita
U.S. Representative District 8: Larry Bucshon, Richard Moss and Rachel Covington
State Representative District 63: Shane Lindauer
State Representative District 74: Stephen R. Bartels
State Senator District 47: Erin Houchin
State Senator District 48: Mark Messmer
County Council District 2: Darren Patterson
County Council District 3: Charmian Klem
County Council District 4: Jerry Hunefeld
County Assessor: Eve Drew
County Clerk: Amy L. Kippenbrock
County Recorder: Jaclyn “Jackie” McPherron
County Sheriff: Tom Kleinhelter
Boone Township Trustee: Mark Kieffner
Boone Township Advisory Board (three seats): Kimberly Hoffman and Pamela Weisheit-Hart
Cass Township Advisory Board (three seats): Randy Boehm
Columbia Township Trustee: Larry Gene Hall
Columbia Township Advisory Board (three seats): Donald E. Harrison, Larry Mickler and James Leon Wineinger
Hall Township Advisory Board (three seats): Kevin Knies
Harbison Township Trustee: Marvin Eisenhut
Harbison Township Advisory Board (three seats): Dalcus Fuhrman, Larry Jones and Mary Zehr
Madison Township Trustee: Scott Blazey
Madison Township Advisory Board (three seats): Mark Schmitt and Alan Small
Patoka Township Trustee: Don Astrike
Patoka Township Advisory Board (three seats): Cynthia Fehribach
Birdseye Town Council (three seats): Priscilla Atkins and Bret Eckert
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