Three more have filed to seek county office.

Republicans David Culp and Harry Nolting, who currently hold two of the county council's three at-large seats, filed to seek re-election on Friday — the third full day of candidate filings for this year's county election.

Both are seeking a second term, although Culp served a single term previously on the county council.

Also filing for an at-large seat Friday was Dan Reitmeyer, who, as a Democrat, made an unsuccessful bid for the District 1 county council seat currently held by Randy Crismore in November of 2018.

He also threw his hat into the ring last month whenever at-large county councilman Tim Crowley announced he would resign at the end of the year. Democrats caucused to vote on a replacement, and Kevin Meyer emerged the victor.

Reitmeyer said he decided to switch parties because he thought he would get “much better backing” from local Republicans.

“It's just a better team,” he said. “They've welcomed me, and not just Harry (Nolting) and Dave (Culp), all of them. They've invited me in from the very first time I lost a year and a half ago.

“So, yeah, I'm feeling very positive about this run because I feel like I'm part of a better team.”

Meyer, the county council's lone Democrat, filed this week to seek election to his at-large seat as well. He previously served one term as a county commissioner, from 2009-12.

Two county commissioners' seats are also up for grabs this year as District 1 commissioner Tim Ellerman and District 2 commissioner Trent Hinkle are both up for re-election.

Neither have yet filed, Shelton said, although a newcomer, Republican Pamela Hazel, did file to seek the District 2 seat on Wednesday.

Current county treasurer Brenda Hall filed to seek re-election this week as did Knox County Coroner Brian Hagen; both are Democrats.

Also up for re-election in 2020 are Superior Court I Judge Gara Lee as well as Superior Court II Judge Ryan Johannigsmeier. Neither has yet filed, Shelton said.

Candidate filings for the 2020 county election will close at noon on Feb. 7.

This year's Primary Election, if there is one, is scheduled for May 5 with the General Election on Nov. 3.

For more information, contact the county election office at 812-895-4927.

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