Today (Feb. 7) was the deadline for those seeking public office run in the primary election in May.
After the noon deadline Republicans running for the District 2 County Commissioners’ seat, which is being vacated by Matt Whetstone, are: Dana L. Carter, Brownsburg; David H. (Dave) Cox, Avon; Dennis Dawes, Brownsburg; David Emery, Brownsburg; and Daniel J. Smith, Pittsboro;
The County Council District 3 At-Large seat will also be contested. There, incumbent Larry R. Hesson, Plainfield, is running against, Glenn Adams, Brownsburg; Troy Austin, Brownsburg, Kendall Hendricks, Brownsburg, David F. (Dave) Jackson, Avon; Michael (Mike) Neal, Brownsburg; James Reynolds, Plainfield; and David L. Wyeth, North Salem.
Democrats will have a three-person race for the District 3 At-Large seat. They are Marty Reid, Avon; James R. Rowings, Pittsboro; and Cheryl Teague-McClendon, Indianapolis.
Hendricks County Clerk Debbie Hoskins said outside of the fact that each Republication candidate’s – for County Commissioner – first name begins with the letter “D”, it was business as unusual. She said that when an incumbent leaves office, “people just kind of come out of the woodwork.”