KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — Candidacy filing began today, Wednesday, Jan. 6, for individuals seeking offices in the 2016 election. The filing deadline ends at noon, Friday, Feb. 5. Individuals seeking county offices along precinct committeemen and state convention delegates will file with the Kosciusko County Clerk’s Office. Filing for state and federal offices will occur with the state’s election division in Indianapolis.
County offices up for election, and those who hold those offices, include: Clerk of the Circuit Court Ann Torpy; County Treasurer Sue Ann Mitchell; County Coroner Tony Ciriello; County Surveyor Michael Kissinger; County Commissioner Northern District Brad Jackson and Middle District Commissioner Ron Truex; and three at-large seats on the county council currently held by Larry Teghtmeyer, Jon Fussle and Bob Sanders.
State offices up for election include: Governor and lieutenant governor, held by Gov. Mike Pence and Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann; Indiana State Senate Districts 9, 12 and 18, held by Sen. Ryan Mishler, Sen. Carlin Yoder and Sen. Randy Head respectively; and Indiana State Representative Districts 18 and 22, held by Rep. Dave Wolkins and Rep. Curt Nisly respectively. Offices of attorney general and superintendent of public instruction will be chosen in the general election.
Federal offices up for election include: President and vice president, held by President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden; U.S. Senate, held by Sen. Dan Coats; U.S. Representative District 2, held by Rep. Jackie Walorski; and U.S. Representative District 3, held by Rep. Marlin Stutzman.
Many Seek To Retain Seat
It appears all but two local office holders will be seeking to retain their current positions. One office holder could not be reached for comment.
Sue Ann Mitchell, current county treasurer, is ineligible to seek re-election due to the term limitations of that office. She has however filed her candidacy to seek an at-large county council seat.
Larry Teghtmeyer, county councilman, announced at the December county council meeting he would not seek re-election.
Fussle could not be reached for comment.