Wednesday is the first day those wanting to file their candidacies for the 2014 elections can do so.
Candidates who filed Wednesday morning include incumbants Bridgette Bartley (R), the county clerk, as well as Becky Gates (D), the county’s recorder and county council member Barbara Matheis (D) who holds the District 3 seat. Matheis assumed her seat on the county council back in August, 2011 with the death of Scott Knies. This will be her first election.
Also filing this morning were a couple of political newcomers including Craig Gruelich (pictured right), a local businessman who is seeking the county council’s District 1 seat currently held by fellow democrat Mark Brescher.
Long-time Jasper High School teacher Elmer Brames (pictured left) also filed his candidacy Wednesday morning for the county commission District 2 seat. The District 2 seat is currently held by republican Doug Uebelhor.