August Primary Election Listicles

28 Jul

Here are some lists that are relevant to the August 7 primary election. Number 4 will shock you! All of these lists refer only to candidates that are facing a competitive primary. If they have no opponent, it doesn’t make much difference.

Candidates Involved in the Politician Pay Lawsuit

  • Ken Waller, GOP candidate for clerk and current county executive – he joined the pay raise lawsuit, which was filed in December 2015, in January 2017, and dropped out as a plaintiff in June 2017 under public pressure. However, he continued to try to thwart the county council’s attempts to pay attorneys to defend the taxpayers against the money grab.

Candidates Who Took the Penknife Pledge Not to Sue Taxpayers

  • Jeremy Day, GOP candidate for clerk
  • Lisa “Brewer” Short, GOP candidate for collector
  • Eric Robinson, GOP candidate for auditor
  • Terry Varner, GOP candidate for county council district 5
  • Charles Huey, Democratic candidate for auditor
  • Christian Taylor, GOP candidate for county council district 7

While the lawsuit would not pertain to council members, it is good to see the two council candidates above express their support for the anti-lawsuit cause.

The pledge is still available for candidates to sign. Get the form at the link above.

Former Democrats Running as Republicans

You can judge whether these party switches are legitimate or opportunistic.

  • Mark Bishop, candidate for prosecutor, ran for the same office as a Democrat in 2006.
  • Phil Amato, candidate for 97th district state representative, ran for county council as a Democrat in 2010.
  • Ed Page, candidate for Associate Circuit Judge Division 11, is a longtime member of the county Democratic Central Committee.
  • Joe Rathert, candidate for Circuit Judge Division 1, ran for the same seat as a Democrat two years ago.
  • Gary Stout, candidate for county executive, ran for the same office as a Democrat four years ago. The county GOP tried to kick him, but none of the aforementioned candidates, off the ballot.
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2 Responses to “August Primary Election Listicles”

  1. Bob Hohmeier July 28, 2018 at 10:22 am #

    You missed Mary Elizabeth Coleman. She was an Obama supporter and voted for him. Like Phil Amato, she’s never seen a big government program she didn’t like. Even helped create one in Arnold then used it for her own business at tax payers expense.

    On Sat, Jul 28, 2018 at 8:00 AM, Jefferson County Penknife wrote:

    > JC Penknife posted: “Here are some lists that are relevant to the August 7 > primary election. Number 4 will shock you! All of these lists refer only to > candidates that are facing a competitive primary. If they have no opponent, > it doesn’t make much difference. Candidates Invol” >

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    • JC Penknife July 28, 2018 at 12:59 pm #

      Perhaps, but I am only counting people that have run on the Democratic ticket in past elections.

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