More candidates File to Run in the 2018 Wayne County Primary Election

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Those who filed as of Friday afternoon for Wayne County offices include David Kolger for Circuit Court judge, Charles K. Todd Jr. for Superior Court judge, Michael W. Shipman for prosecuting attorney, Donnie Benedict for sheriff, Kenneth Paust for District 1 commissioner, Jeff Plasterer for county council’s District 2 and Nicholas Elder for county council’s District 3.
Candidates for state offices for local districts include Republican Jeff Raatz seeking re-election for Senate’s District 27. House District 56 candidates include incumbent Richard “Dick” Hamm, a Republican, and Jeffrey S. Locke, a Democrat. Current District 54 State Rep. Thomas E. “Tom” Saunders faces a challenge from Republican Jeff Embrey in the primary.
Four candidates filed for township trustee: John Roll for Franklin, Robert D. Conyers for Greene, Joe P. Smith for Jefferson and Jeff Himelick for New Garden.
Township board candidates who filed last week include Kenneth Bertsch for Washington, Jodi Frech for Center, James D. Howell for Dalton, Max Soliday for Jefferson and Marilyn Sowers for Wayne.
Several residents have filed to be state convention delegate candidates. Republican candidates for District 1 include Jeff Raatz and Stephen H. Rabe. At-large Democrats include Karen Chasteen, Barbara Spike, Midge Overtoom, Nicholas Dunlap, Catherine Morris and Michael Buchholz.
Those who want to be precinct committeemen include Democrats Daniel R Guard, Karen Chasteen, Nicholas Dunlap, Jane Telfair Stowe, Mary-Anne Thompson and Catherine Morris.

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