Political Candidates Can File Now Through Feb. 7
By Mike Perleberg
(Undated) – Wednesday, January 8 marks the opening of the 30 day filing period for political candidates wishing to run in Indiana’s May 6 primary election.
Local and state candidates must file at the appropriate office by the deadline on Friday, February 7 at noon.
Most candidates running for a county, town, city, or township office must file at their local county clerk’s office. Those trying for county prosecutor, judge, or state and federal offices file at the Indiana Secretary of State’s office in Indianapolis.
The necessary forms – which need to be signed by a notary when they are turned in – are available at the county clerk’s office or online at www.in.gov/sos/elections/2395.htm.
Those forms include the new CAN-12. Being required for the first time this year, the CAN-12 is where candidates will state their economic interests.
Among the most interesting election announcements so far: Perfect North Slopes owner Chip Perfect will run for Indiana Senate District 43 to succeed friend and longtime state senator Johnny Nugent (R-Lawrenceburg).
Franklin County resident Rick Gill has previously announced his intention to run for the Democrat nomination in Indiana House District 68. If he wins the party nomination in the primary, Gill would likely face Republican incumbent Jud McMillin (R-Brookville) in November.