Clock ticking for prospective candidates
La PORTE — Michael Rosenbaum, of La Porte, filed to run as a candidate for La Porte County Council District 4 on the Republican ballot, facing incumbent Cary Kirkham, also of La Porte, who filed for re-election on Jan. 12.
In other filings though Tuesday, two Democrats withdrew their candidacies for County Council.
Phil Sherlock, of Michigan City, withdrew in District 2, where incumbent Randy Novak, also a Democrat and also of Michigan City, filed on Jan. 10.
Sean Fitzpatrick, of Michigan City, withdrew in District 3, where the incumbent, fellow Democrat Mark Yagelski, also of Michigan City, filed on Jan. 10.
On the Republican ballot, Dennis Metheny, of Michigan City, filed for County Council in District 2.
Rodney Washington, of Michigan City, became the latest Democrat to file for Michigan Township Trustee, joining Pat Kowalski, Agnes Meer and Jeff Deuitch, also all of Michigan City.
Sharon Metheny, of Michigan City, became the first candidate to file for Coolspring Township Trustee on the Republican ballot.
M. Joan Cason, of Rolling Prairie, was the first candidate to file for Wills Township Trustee on the Democrat ballot.
Robert Younggreen, of LaCrosse, was the first candidate to file for Prairie Township Trustee on the Republican ballot.
Other Republicans who filed so far this week were Dan Meder, of Hanna, for Prairie Township Board; Brian Garner, of Hanna, for Hanna Township Board; Tony Wallace, of Hanna, for Hanna Township Board; Dave Urschel, of Hanna, for Hanna Township Board; and Allen Stevens, of Hanna, for Hanna Township Board.
Other Democrats who filed included Phyllis Gorski, of LaCrosse, for Prairie Township Board; Kay Blash-Jones, of Michigan City, for Michigan Township Board; and David Conley, of Mill Creek, for Wills Township Board.
The deadline for filing for the May 8 primary election is noon Friday.