WARSAW — Republican voters in three towns — Etna Green, Pierceton and Silver Lake — will cast votes tonight, Aug. 20, to pare down the number of candidates for the fall ballot.
Voting begins at 7 p.m. today in the first three towns. Voting in Etna Green will happen at the Heritage Park building. Pierceton will conduct its convention at the town hall. Silver Lake residents will cast votes at the Silver Lake Lion’s Club.
Republicans in Mentone will host their own convention on at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, at the Mentone Emergency Services Building.
Registered Republicans in each town will have an opportunity to vote.
Each political party can have one clerk-treasurer candidate and up to three town council candidates on the fall ballot.
In Etna Green, eight Republican candidates filed for council. Those include Christopher Carter; Keith Claassen; Beverly A. Carter; Aaron Bakian; Susan Klinefelter; Kevin Smith II; Cory D. Ellinger; Jason W. Hanes.
In Pierceton, Republicans will need to choose between three candidates for clerk, Jerry Kreger, Pamela Baker and Myra Mast.
Silver Lake has five Republicans running for council. Those include Hugh Murfin, Chad Miner, Nichole Taylor, Phillip Shalley and Jerry Wagner.
In Mentone, two Republicans filed for clerk, Nicki Norris and Tammy Stoneburner.
The fall election is Nov. 5.