Filing Paperwork for the May Election is Now Over

Dubois County (NNDC):

Voters will have  choices on the May primary.

In Jasper, voters will select in November a mayor from Republican Dean Vonderheide, who is now serving his year as mayor, and Democratic challenger Marvin Belcher, who has served as Huntingburg’s mayor in the past.  You can search News Now for most press releases from the candidates.

Long-time Clerk-Treasurer Juanita Boehm, will not be running.  She has held that position since 1996. District 3 Councilman John Bell, has not refiled to run.

Democrat Allen Seifert has filed for Boehm’s position, while Republicans Chad Lueken and Merrill Osterman have filed for Bell’s seat; the duo will face each other in the May primary election. Also in the primary election, Republican incumbent Kevin Manley faces a challenge from Republican Ryan Schuetter.


Jasper’s District 4 Councilman Dave Hurst, a Democrat, will be challenged by Republican Adrian Engelberth in the November election. Democratic incumbent Councilman Earl Schmitt and Republican challenger Paul Lorey will compete for District 5 Jasper councilman seat in that election as well.


In Huntingburg, Independent incumbent Tim Wehr will face a November challenge from Republican Keith “Curly” Souders for the city’s at-large council seat. And Republican Alex Blackgrove withdrew his filing for that seat.


In Ferdinand, Democrats Ron Weyer and Steven Pancake will run in the May primary for the party’s nomination for the Ferdinand at-large council seat, which Weyer currently holds. Democratic incumbent Ken Sicard and Republican challenger Don Farina Sr. will run for the District 1 Ferdinand council seat in the November election.


Technically,  the filing period is now closed, but political parties can fill in vacancies on the ballot, in seats where the party does not have a candidate. Those filings must occur by July 3.

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