(BEDFORD) - The following is a look at who will be running on the primary ballot. The deadline to file was noon today.
Parties have until June 30 to fill a vacancy on the general election ballot. That is also the deadline for Independent candidates to file a petition.
The May 6 primary election will narrow down the field of candidates. It forces voters to vote by party, declaring themselves either Republican or Democrat. The General Election is November 4.
There are five contested races:
In the sheriff's race, Republican Mike Branham and Neil Hayes and now Sam Shaw are listed on the Republican ballot. Bill Allen, Roland Stockton and Darin Kinser will battle for the Democrat party nomination.
Lawrence County Commissioner Chris May, who represents District 1, is being challenged by fellow Republicans Rodney G. Fish and David "Bud" Nicholson.
District 1 County Councilman Keith Dillman is being challenged by Scott Smith.
And Lawrence County Councilman Michael Wright, a Republican, is being challenged by fellow Republican Raymond Briggs.
In the Guthrie township trustee race, Republicans Jeannie Harris and Nickie R. (Nick) Hubbard will face off.
The following is a list of those who have filed so far:
April Stapp Collins
Superiour Court II Judge
William G. Sleva
Circuit Court Judge
District I Commissioner
Rodney G. Fish
David "Bud" Nicholson
Chris D. May
District 1 County Council
District 2 County Council
Michael E. Wright
District 3 County Council
District 4 County Council
State Convention Delegate
Bradford (Brad) K. Bough
Julie Blackwell Chase
Laura E. Anderson
Craig T. Turpen
Daniel W. Bortner
William H. "Bill" Mullis
Patty J. Ford
C. Sam Bond
Alisha Godsey-Layton, Indian CreekTownship Trustee
Nickie R. (Nick) Hubbard, Guthrie Township Trustee
Jeannie Harris, Guthrie Township Trustee
Michael S. Nicholson, Pleasant Run Township Trustee
Susan Evans, Marshall Township Trustee
Millard Jones, Shawswick Township Trustee
Michelle Porter, Bono Township trustee
Ilene L. Hardman, Marion Township Trustee
Robert Phillips, Perry Township Trustee
Lawrence Lonnie Graves, Marion Township Board
Standley Wright, Indian Creek Township Board
Jon J. Malott, Bono Township Board
Adam Norman, Bono Township Board
James Locke, Pleasant Run Township Board
Gary Faubion, Pleasant Run Township Board
Paul E. Ford, Pleasant Run Township board
Larry Tincher, Marshall Township Board
C. Sam Bond, Marshall Township Board
Ed Franklin, Marshall Township Board
Jennie M. Edwards, Shawswick Township Board
Timothy S. Terry, Spice Valley Township Board.
Philip M. Smith, Spice Valley Township Board
W. Eugene Roberts, Spice Valley Township Board
Dennis W. Godsey, Perry Township Board
Doug Kelley, Perry Township Board
David L. Lee, Guthrie Township Board
Bev Clark, Guthrie Township Board
Charles R. Parks II, MarionTownship Board
Sarah Hillenburg Spice Valley Township Trustee
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