First Republican candidate enters judge’s race

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Trageser seeks top county seat; Jim Travis files for Elk Creek magistrate

By Shannon Brock

With less than two weeks left for candidates to file to run for office, a Republican has added his name to the ballot for judge-executive.
Lawrence Trageser, known for his criticism of current elected officials, is now the lone name on the Republican side of the ballot for Spencer County judge-executive.
If no other Republican candidates file, Trageser would face the winner of the Democrat primary election in November.
Democrat candidates are Jerry Davis, Debbie Herndon, Jan Kehne and David Jewell.
Also, another candidate has filed to run for magistrate in the Elk Creek district.
Jim Travis filed to run and will face Darrell Stevens in the primary election in May.
Candidates have until Jan. 28 to file to run for office.
A comprehensive list of those who’ve filed to run for local office is as follows:

Jerry Davis (D)
Debbie Herndon (D)
Jan Kehne (D)
David Jewell (D)
Lawrence Trageser (R)

Steve Coulter (D)
Donald “Buddy” Stump (R)
Bobby J. Whitely (R)

County Clerk
Lynn Hesselbrock (R)
Michelle Housley (D)

County Attorney
Ruth Hollan (D)

Darrell Herndon (D)

Kim Stump (D)

Garland Armstrong (D)

Mike Moody (R)

Hobert Judd (R)
Sue Todd (D)

Magistrate-Elk Creek
Darrell Stevens (D)
Jim Travis (D)

Larry Wilder (D)

Magistrate-Mount Eden/
Little Mount
David Goodlett (D)

Danny Hilbert (D)

Robert Akridge (D)

53rd District State
Donna Crain Drury, Anderson County (D)
Kent Stevens, Anderson County (D)
James Allen Tipton, Spencer County (R)

14th District State Senator
Jimmy Higdon (R)

District Judge-53rd circuit,
first division (nonpartisan)
Linda S. Armstrong, Shelbyville

District Judge-53rd circuit, second division (nonpartisan)
Donna Dutton, Shelbyville

Circuit Court Judge (nonpartisan)
Charles R. Hickman, Shelbyville

Family Court Judge (nonpartisan)
John David Myles, Simpsonville
S. Marie Hellard, Lawrenceburg
Susan M. Meschier, Shelbyville

U.S. Representative-Second District
Brett Guthrie (R)

U.S. Representative-Fourth District
Thomas Massie (R)

As the election season progresses, The Spencer Magnet will present articles on each of the races and candidates who will be on the primary election ballot in May 2014. The Magnet will also present periodic updates on candidate filings through the filing deadline of Jan. 28.