Local candidates on primary ballot so far


The following local candidates have filed paperwork to run in the 2018 Brown County primary as of Jan. 16:

Brown Circuit judge (six years)

  • (D) Kristopher Kritzer
  • (R) Tracey Yeager Stogsdill
  • (R) Mary Wertz

Brown County prosecutor (four years)

  • No candidates

Brown County clerk (four years)

  • (D) Brenda Woods

Brown County auditor (four years)

  • (R) Julia “Julie” B. Reeves

Brown County sheriff (four years)

  • (R) Scott Southerland

Brown County coroner (four years)

  • (R) Earl R. Piper

Brown County assessor (four years)

  • No candidates

Brown County commissioner, District 2 (northwest Brown County) (four years)

  • (R) Diana McDonald Biddle

Brown County council, districts 1, 2, 3 and 4 (four years)

  • (R) Darren Byrd (Dist. 2)
  • (R) Arthur “Art” Knight (Dist. 4)

Township trustees, all townships (four years)

  • (R) Vicki Payne (Van Buren)
  • (D) Paul D. Hardin (Washington)

Township board members, all townships, three seats (four years)

  • (R) Ben Phillips (Van Buren)

Democratic Party precinct officials (four years)

  • (D) James Lowell Oliver (Hamblen 2)
  • (D) Kathy Smith-Andrew (Hamblen 3)
  • (D) Lora Lewis Rudd (Jackson 1)
  • (D) Linda Welty (Jackson 2)
  • (D) Rick Bond (Jackson 3)
  • (D) Kevin G. Fleming (Van Buren)
  • (D) Stephen W. Gore (Washington 3)
  • (D) Curt Mayfield (Washington 4)

Democratic Party state delegates (two years)

  • (D) Teri Bleuel
  • (D) Kevin G. Fleming
  • (D) James Lowell Oliver
  • (D) Linda Welty

Republican Party state delegates (two years)

  • (R) Mark Bowman
  • (R) Robyn Bowman

The deadline for a major-party candidate to file a declaration of candidacy with the county clerk’s office is noon Friday, Feb. 9. The deadline to withdraw candidacy is Monday, Feb. 12.

Primary Election Day is Tuesday, May 8.

The deadline for a resident to register to vote in Brown County in the primary is midnight April 9.

For more information on candidacy or registering to vote, contact the Brown County clerk’s office at 812-988-5510.