The Herald Bulletin

Evening Update

Local Politics

July 1, 2014

Six Libertarians on fall ballot

Candidates seek council, commissioner and sheriff roles

ANDERSON – The Madison County Libertarian Party has filed declarations of candidacy for six candidates in the November general election on Monday.

The Madison County Republican Party conducted a caucus on Sunday and filed several ballot vacancies for township offices.

Greg Noland, chairman of the local Libertarian Party, said the party conducted a convention in April and filled the ballot vacancies with the Madison County clerk’s office.

“This is the most candidates we’ve had at the local level,” Noland said. “We have candidates at every level of government this year.”

Madison County Republican Party Chairman Russ Willis said the Libertarian Party candidates won’t have a huge impact in the general election.

“There will be a few people that vote for them,” he said. “The perception is they might hurt the Republican Party candidates, but history doesn’t bear that out.”

Tim Basey, a member of the Madison County Sheriff’s Department, is running for the position of sheriff against Republican Bruce Dunham and Democrat Scott Mellinger.

Carletta Morrison is running for the South District seat on the Madison County Board of County Commissioners against incumbent Republican Steffanie Owens and Democrat Deena Watkins.

Alexandria resident Daniel J. Ferris is seeking the District 1 seat on the Madison County Council against Democrat Clayton Whitson and Republican Tom Shepherd. Shepherd defeated incumbent David McCartney in the primary. Ferris ran in 2012 for the North District commissioner position.

Tracey Walser and her husband, Robert Walser, are running for seats on the Anderson Township Board. They are running against Republican Bob Ivy and Democrats Larry Russell, Kim Townsend and Jannette Mansfield-Stith.

Richard Brown is running for one of the three seats on the Fall Creek Township Board. Republican David Martin is running for election along with Democrats Keith Gaskill and Tim Pritchard.

The Republican Party selected the following candidates for the November ballot: Bill England, Richland Township trustee; Bob Rogers, Monroe Township board; Jessica Berner, Van Buren Township trustee; and Jessica Smith for an at-large seat on the Pendleton Town Council.

Text Only
Local Politics
  • Election board looking into voter fraud allegation The Madison County Election Board delayed a decision into allegations of voter fraud in the May primary until it can gather additional information. Brian Bell, who lost the Democratic Party’s nomination for sheriff by 48 votes to Scott Mellinger, raised allegations to the election board during a hearing Friday.

    August 19, 2014

  • NWS - HB0716 - wigwam - JC 37a City officials hope latest effort saves Wigwam

    After months of discussion and negotiations, the fate of the iconic Wigwam complex may well be determined by the end of the month.The Anderson City Council on Thursday voted to approve a resolution that allows the Anderson Redevelopment Commission to accept ownership of the Wigwam and then immediately transfer the ownership to a still-unnamed development group.

    August 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ken de la Bastide: Yes, Madison County needs a personnel board Earlier this year the Madison County Commissioners voted to disband the Personnel Board, stating it no longer had a function. The fallacy of that assumption was vividly brought to light during last Tuesday’s meeting of the Madison County Council.

    August 16, 2014

  • Dispatch agreement tabled by City Council With no discussion about emergency dispatch services, the Anderson City Council tabled Thursday an ordinance to consolidate those services with Madison County.

    August 14, 2014

  • Larry Crenshaw mug Anderson fire department calls for new headquarters Anderson Fire Department officials have renewed their request for a new headquarters station, in the 2015 budget proposal.

    August 12, 2014 2 Photos

  • Madison County asked to join reservoir authority The Madison County Council tabled a request Tuesday to become part of an inter-governmental agency to oversee the creation, development and construction of the proposed Mounds Lake Reservoir.

    August 12, 2014

  • Mike Spyers mug Roundabout work to begin at Anderson's 59th Street A contract to begin work on changes to 59th Street west of Scatterfield Road for a future Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant has been approved by the City of Anderson.

    August 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • Summerlake annexation meeting set Ingalls Town Council has scheduled a workshop to discuss the possibility of annexing the Summerlake community just south of Interstate 69.

    August 12, 2014

  • Anderson Board of Works to consider roundabout contract A contract to begin work on changes to 59th Street west of Scatterfield Road for a future Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant is expected to be approved.

    August 12, 2014

  • NWS - HB0810 - Ingalls Annexation photo Ingalls considering Summerlake annexation

    Fresh off of annexing land north of Interstate 69 around Exit 214, the Town of Ingalls is considering another annexation. This time, the proposed target is Summerlake, an 834-home community just south of the highway.

    August 9, 2014 1 Photo

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide