The May 3 primary will feature races for seven of the 10 countywide offices up for election this year, but none of those races will appear on the Democratic Party ballot.
The filing period ended at noon Friday, and two filings Thursday and a third Friday set up a six-way race for the Republican nominations for the three at-large county council seats. Present at-large Councilman Charlie Murphy and Councilwoman Becky Schepman did not file.
The new filings came from the other incumbent at-large councilman, Joseph “Joe” Bowman of Seymour, Brownstown’s John Nolting, who is presently president of the town council, and Dave Hall from Norman.
The other three GOP candidates are Fred Gill of Seymour, Ann Cain of Seymour and Ralph W. Collins of Medora.
Two Democrats, Steve Ritter of Norman and Kathy Schafstall of Seymour, are seeking that party’s nomination for the three seats.
This past year, county council members made $6,944.10 each.
A third new filing set up a three-way race for the Republican nomination for county coroner. Michael Bobb and Mark D. Holt, both of Seymour, will be joined on the ballot by Shane Collier of Brownstown. Collier had initially filed as a Democrat but withdrew earlier in the week before refiling as a Republican on Friday.
Democrat Andy Rumph of Seymour also is running for the seat in the fall but has no opposition for the primary.
A fifth race on the Republican Party ballot involves the District 1 commissioner seat presently held by Republican Jerry Hounshel. The candidates are David M. Martindale of Brownstown and Drew Markel of Seymour. Hounshel did not file.
The sixth race features three Republicans vying for the District 2 commissioner seat presently held by Republican Tom Joray. The Seymour resident is facing challenges from Bob Gillaspy and Donald M. Schnitker, also both of Seymour. Democrat Bradley D. Smith of Seymour is seeking his party’s nomination for that seat.
The final race on the ballot at this time is for county treasurer, an office presently held by Republican Maria Fisher of Norman. She is facing a challenge from Roger Hurt of Brownstown.
Other Republicans on the primary ballot include Kathy Hohenstreiter of Seymour, who is running for a second term as auditor; Daniel Blann of Brownstown, who is running for a second term as surveyor; and Jackson Superior Court II Judge Bruce MacTavish, who is running for a second six-year term.
MacTavish was appointed to the judgeship when the court first opened for business Jan. 1, 2008. He won his first six-year term two years later.
Drew Markel, Seymour
David M. Martindale, Brownstown
Bob Gillaspy, Seymour
Thomas M. “Tom” Joray, Seymour (I)
Donald M. Schnitker, Seymour
Bradley D. Smith, Seymour
Joseph “Joe” Bowman, Seymour (I)
Ann Cain, Seymour
Ralph Collins, Medora
Fred Gill, Seymour
Dave Hall, Norman
John Nolting, Brownstown
Steve Ritter, Norman
Kathy Schafstall, Seymour
Maria Fisher, Norman (I)
Roger Hurt, Brownstown
Kathy Hohenstreiter, Seymour (I)
Daniel Blann, Brownstown (I)
Michael Bobb, Seymour
Shane Collier, Brownstown
Mark D. Holt, Seymour
Andy Rumph, Seymour
Jackson Superior Court II Judge
Bruce MacTavish, Seymour (I)
Melissa Acton, Seymoiur
Jack R. Gillespie, Brownstown
Bryant Lucas, Brownstown
Max Middendorf, Brownstown
Richard “Ric” Temple, Seymour
AmyMarie Travis, Brownstown
Jeanette Hackman, Brownstown
Rose M. Miller, Seymour
Robert Millman, Brownstown
Mark E. Risser, Seymour
Precinct committeemen and committeewomen (Republican only)
Matt Smith, Brownstown 1
Phil Nale, Brownstown 2
C.J. Foster, Brownstown 2
Max Middendorf, Brownstown 4
Beverly Hanner Dewitt, Brownstown East
Bryant Lucas, Brownstown West
Glenn Bane, Carr
Mark Kendall, Crothersville
Amanda L. Lowery, Driftwood
Brian D’Arco, Jackson 2 East
Matt Nicholson, Jackson 3 North
Frank X. Ruane, Jackson 4 South
William “Bill” Marsh, Jackson 4 North
Richard “Ric” Temple, Jackson 5 North
Rick Meyer, Jackson 5 North
Melissa Acton, Jackson 7
Kerri Striegel, Owen
Dave Hall, Owen
Isaac Chadwell Jr., Pershing
Rodney Farrow, Seymour-Redding West
Ed Koerner, Vernon-Crothersville
Roger Teipen, Vernon South
Sarah Benter, Washington