More Candidates Seeking Office In Franklin County

June 27, 2014

New names are surfacing along the campaign trail for offices that were previously uncontested in Franklin County.

The primary election was held in May but the deadline to fill a vacancy for the general election, such as the Democratic or Republican Party ticket, is next week.

Republican Keith Hall would have ran unopposed for the District 2 County Council seat in the fall until two recently submitted their candidacy.

District 2 consists of Highland, Whitewater, Springfield and Bath townships.

According to the Franklin County Observer, Steve Haas of Highland Township has been appointed by the Democratic Party as their candidate. Current County Commissioner Scott McDonough has also filed to run as an Independent for the council seat.

New additions to other races:

Franklin County Clerk Karla Bauman (R) was previously uncontested until the Democratic Party endorsed Jordan Spurlock.

Incumbent Sheriff Ken Murphy (R) will be opposed by Laurel Police Chief Brad Spurlock (D) for office.

District 1 County Councilman Joe Sizemore (R) will now be challenged by Democrat Gary Baker for the seat.

Listen Live

Upcoming Events

6:00 pm “Going Solar” Event
“Going Solar” Event
Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
RESIDENTS IN/AROUND GREENSBURG, IN: Have you been thinking about renewable energy, climate change and your utility bills?  Or about *Going Solar* with your home or business but don’t know where to start? You can learn about the performance, cost, and availability for solar energy systems from local nonprofit Southern Indiana Renewable Energy Network (SIREN) volunteers, and join thousands of owners of residential and commercial solar energy systems who are generating their own power around the state.
8:00 am St. John’s Ladies’ Society Rumma...
St. John’s Ladies’ Society Rumma...
Oct 9 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
The St. John’s Ladies’ Society Rummage Sale in Osgood (331 S. Buckeye St.) will be held on Friday, October 9, from 8 am to 6 pm; and Saturday, October 10, from 8 am to 1 pm. Come see what bargains we have for you!!
9:00 am East Central Girls Basketball @ East Central High School
East Central Girls Basketball @ East Central High School
Oct 9 @ 9:00 am
Registration for East Central Basketball  4th-5th-6th Grade Recreational League. Forms ARE DUE on or before: Friday, October 9th! ate entries will be accepted but it is paramount to get them in EARLY! Practice will begin Mon.,  Oct. 19th / games begin Sat., Oct 24th, and the season ends on Sat, Dec. 12th. *Each player will receive a reversible jersey. Please make checks payable to SEI Stars (cash is also acceptable)

View Calendar