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Candidates File for Public Office in Lawrence County
Updated January 10, 2019 7:15 AM
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(BEDFORD) - Several individuals have filed to run for public offices in Lawrence County.

Open seats include the Mayor of Bedford and Mitchell, all seven Bedford city council seats and the Bedford clerk-treasurer.

Wednesday was the first day that a major political party candidate could file a declaration of candidacy for the city primary. Independent and minority party candidates may also file petitions of nominations.

Candidates can file at the county clerk's office in the courthouse - forms including financial disclosures and certified party affiliation, 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

  • Gene McCracken - Republican

Bedford City Clerk-Treasurer


  • Marsha Pfeiffer - Republican

Bedford City Council District 1


  • Ryan Giffith - Republican

  • Brian Skillman - Republican

Bedford City Council District 2


  • Larrry Hardman - Republican

Bedford City Council District 4


  • Judy Carlisle - Republican

Bedford City Council At-Large


  • Adele Bowden-Purlee - Republican

  • Angel Hawkins - Republican

Mitchell Mayor


  • Dan Terrell - Republican

  • Eugene "Pud" Terrell - Democrat

Mitchell City Council District 1


  • Larry P, Caudell - Democrat

Mitchell City Council District 3


  • Joey D. Slone - Democrat

Mitchell City Council District 4


  • Everett Ferrel, Democrat

Oolitic Clerk-Treasurer


  • Jessica Staggs - 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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