County residents have many choices
Over 100 candidates sign for primary
primary election for 2010 is shaping up with several Democrat
(D) and Republican (R) choices for voters to choose from.
At the state level several have signed on the ticket for United
States Representative for the Ninth District. Those include:
John R. Bottorff (D), Travis J. Hankins (R), Baron Hill (D), Carol
A. Johnson-Smith (D), Mike Sodrel (R), Lendall B. Terry (D), Ricky
M. Warren (R), and Todd C. Young (R).
For United States Senator there are seven candidates:
Donald E. Bates Jr. (R), Richard J. Behney (R), Dan Coats (R),
Tamyra Dippolito (D), Paul Thomas Haney (R), John N. Hostettler
(R), and Marlin A. Stutzman (R).
Locally, those vying for township trustee positions include:
Larry J. Abplanalp (R), Jackson Township; Amy R. Copeland (R),
Brown Township; Ronald E. Denton (R), Washington Township; Edward
F. Gindling (D), Adams Township; Toni L. Gray (R), Johnson Township;
Paul A. Hardy (R), Delaware Township; William M. Mike
Kissell (R), Franklin Township; Kerry Samples McConnell (D), Delaware
Township; Cynthia A. Melton (D), Otter Creek Township; Joan M.
Menchhofer (D), Jackson Township; Saundra L. Nobbe (R), Laughery
Township; Joyce A. Samples (D), Johnson Township; Garry W. Sapp
(D), Franklin Township; Stacey Schmaltz (D), Shelby Township;
Brenda Warren (R), Center Township; and Janice M. Wittich (D),
Those running for township board member positions include:
Janice Linkmeyer (D) Brown Township; Donna J. Linville (R) Center
Township; Mary E. Mays (R) Laughery Township; Matthew L. McNew
(R) Otter Creek; John R. Meisberger (D) Shelby Township; Norma
J. Newton (D) Franklin Township; Mark J. Riehle (D) Franklin Township;
Bert Samples (D) Shelby Township; Raymond Sanders Jr. (R), Johnson
Township; Thelma Schmaltz (D) Washington Township; Jack W. Schuerman
(D) Jackson Township; Michael Schuler (D) Jackson Township; Douglas
H. Smith (R) Adams Township; Janine Stratton (R) Otter Creek;
Scott D. Stutler (R) Brown Township; Ray E. Tucker (R) Otter Creek;
Emily M. Voss (D) Washington Township; W. Paul Voss (D) Adams
Township; Robert E. Workman (R) Delaware Township.
Also vying for township board member positions are:
Michael Alloway (R) Washington Township; Douglas C. Amberger (D)
Laughery Township; E. George Ammerman Jr. (D) Adams Township;
Elizabeth Baumgartner (R) Johnson Township; Carolyn Lorri
Carpenter (R) Center Township; David L. Chandler (D) Brown Township;
Harland E. Delap (D) Washington Township; Kenneth L. Demaree (R)
Brown Township; Floyd N. Doll (D) Adams Township; Marie A. Eisert
(D) Franklin Township; Helen Ellinghausen (R) Laughery Township;
James M. Grigsby (D) Delaware Township; Carol Holzer (R) Johnson
Township; and Marilyn R. Hunt (R) Johnson Township.
Johnny Nugent is running on the Republican ticket for State Senator
for District 43.
Candidates for the Osgood Town Council include: Norman P. Kappes
(D); Linda Krinop (R); Jeffrey J. Volz (R); and Larry R. Winters
Those signing up for school board for Milan and Jac-Cen-Del non-partisan
Stephanie C. Baker, Milan (at-large); John E. Billman, JCD (District
2); Charles Bryant, Milan (at-large); Kathleen F. Dickman, JCD
(District 4); Randy Kirk, Milan (Washington Township); Gregory
D. Lewis, Milan (Franklin Township); Timothy Tim Tuttle,
Milan (at-large); David W. Voss, Milan (Washington Township);
Kevin J. Walter, Milan (Franklin Township); Deanna F. Young JCD
State Representative choices include:
Robert J. Bischoff (D) (District 68); David G. Cheatham (D) (District
69); Randy Frye (R) (District 67); Dale Jones 2 Tall
(R) (District 67); Jud McMillan (R) (District 68); Martin W. (Marty)
Voegele (R) (District 67); Tami D. Wenning (R)(District 67); and
Cindy Meyer Ziemke (R) (District 67).
Those signing for county council seats include: Edward L. Armbrecht
(D) (District 4); Juanita Dee Dee Kaiser (R) (District
1); William J. Bill McDonald (R) District 3; Dave
Simon (R) District 3; and Patricia Dephane Smith (R)
The sheriffs race has four candidates: Gandy Browning (R);
William Bill Dramann (D); Donald M. Edwards (R); and
Thomas J. Tom Grills (R).
Jeffrey P. French is unopposed in the primary on the Republican
ticket for county surveyor.
Alberta Doll (D) is running for Adams 1 (Democratic Precinct Committeeman)
and Ray L. Raney (D) is running for Johnson 1 (Democratic Precinct
Richard J Ric Hertel is the only candidate in the
primary for Prosecuting Attorney on the Republican ticket.
Putting their names in the hat for convention delegate are: Elizabeth
Baumgartner (R); Ginger J. Bradford (R); Daniel Fleming (R); Marilyn
R. Hunt (R); Diane Macek (R), Mary Ann McCoy (R); and Cynthia
A. Melton (D).
Shawna F. Bushhorn is running unopposed on the Republican ticket
Mary Edward Bushing and William Bill Wagner are on
the Republican ballot for county auditor.
Robert Rob Reiners is the Republican candidate for
County Commissioner in District 1.
Diane Macek, county election deputy, noted that voters can get
registered from now until April 5 for the primary election. The
fifth of April is also the first day those wanting to vote absentee
can do so.