Only One Name Added To Candidates Filing For Public Office

(BEDFORD) – One name was added and one was removed last week to the list of candidates running for public offices in Lawrence County.


Michael Hawkins announced he will be running for Bedford Mayor and Tanner Duncan withdrew his name from the Mitchell City Council race.
Open seats include the Mayor of Bedford and Mitchell, all seven Bedford city council seats and the Bedford clerk-treasurer.
Candidates can file at the county clerk’s office in the courthouse – forms including financial disclosures and certified party affiliation are required when filing and can be found at the Indiana Secretary of State’s website.
Here is who has filed so far:
Bedford Mayor

  • Rick Butterfield – Republican
  • Sam Craig – Republican
  • Robert Garrett – Republican
  • Michael Hawkins – Republican
  • Gene McCracken – Republican

Bedford City Clerk-Treasurer

  • Incumbent – Marsha Pfeiffer – Republican

Bedford City Council District 1

  • Ryan Giffith – Republican
  • Brian Skillman – Republican

Bedford City Council District 2

  • Larry Hardman – Republican

Bedford City Council District 3

  • Scott Howard – Republican

Bedford City Council District 4

  • Incumbent – Judy Carlisle – Republican

Bedford City Council District 5

  • Incumbent – Penny May – Republican

Bedford City Council At-Large

  • Incumbent – Adele Bowden-Purlee – Republican
  • Angel Hawkins – Republican
  • Daniel Bortner – Republican

Mitchell Mayor

  • Incumbent- John JD England – Republican
  • Dan Terrell – Republican
  • Eugene “Pud” Terrell – Democrat

Mitchell City Clerk-Treasurer

  • Incumbent – Mark Bryant – Republican

Mitchell City Council District 1

  • Incumbent – Larry P. Caudell – Democrat

Mitchell City Council District 3

  • Incumbent – Joey D. Slone – Democrat
  • Roger “Brother Moe” Keith – Republican
  • Perry Reynolds – Republican

Mitchell City Council District 4

  • Incumbent – Everett Ferrel, Democrat

Mitchell City Council At Large

  • William Erdler – Republican
  • George James – Republican

Oolitic Clerk-Treasurer

  • Incumbent – Jessica Staggs – Republican

Oolitic Town Council

  • Incumbent – Dirk Sears – Republican

List of other important dates:

  • Friday, Feb. 8 at noon is the deadline for major party candidates to file a declaration of candidacy.
  • Monday, Feb. 11 at noon is the deadline for a candidate to withdraw from a race.
  • Monday, April 8 is when voter registration for the primary election ends.
  • Tuesday, May 7 is the Primary election. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 30 is the deadline for major parties to select a candidate to fill a vacancy on the ballot.
  • Monday, July 15 at noon is the deadline for any candidate to withdraw from the election.
  • Monday, Oct. 7 is the deadline to register to vote and update voter registration.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 5 is Election day. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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