Filings Begin for Primary Elections

Jan 11, 2012

Elected officials and challengers are taking advantage of the first day to file for May’s primary.

Five republicans are putting their hat back in the ring for Tippecanoe County positions.

Treasurer Bob Plantenga, District Three Commissioner Tom Murtaugh, District Two Commissioner Dave Byers, Coroner Martin Avolt, and Surveyor Zach Beasley all filed for reelection.

So too did Congressman Todd Rokita.  The Republican is seeking a second term in office.

Democrat Tara Nelson also filed to run in the 4th District.

She’s never held political office and lost to David Sanders in the Democratic primary in 2010.

Bryan Metzger filed for an At-Large County Council seat.

February 10th is the last day for candidates to file.