The Sharp County Clerk's office announces the county's candidates who are seeking election in the upcoming May 18 Democratic Primary.
County Judge: Larry Brown.
Sheriff: Mark Counts and Dennis Burton.
Clerk: Tommy Estes.
Assessor: Kathy Nix.
Tax Collector: Charlotte Ratliff.
Treasurer: Wanda Girtman.
Coroner : Nathan Circle and Dough Wortham.
Justices of the Peace: District 1 -- Roger Stark; District 3 -- Greg Prenger; District 4 -- Roger Smith and Scott Long; District 5 -- Ray Martin; District 6- Bartus Allen; District 7- David Croft; District 8- Jeral Hastings; District 9 -- Todd Price.
Constables: District 1- Mike Zeiger and Isreal Hester; District 2 -- Steve A. Rose; District 3 -- Mary L. Wanley; District 4 -- Michael R. Orosz and Luke M. VanderVort. District 5 Michael Himshoot; District 6 -- Clint Madison; District 9 -- Aaron Hunter.
Committeemen: Big Creek -- Larry Goodwin; Cave -- Jeffie Brown; Cherokee -- Yvonne L. Saeger; Davidson -- W.R. Murphy; East Sullivan -- Randy Ratliff; Hardy -- Jimmy Counts; Highland -- Homer Wiles; Jackson -- George Thurston; Lave Creek -- Frank Arnold; North Lebanon -- Carolee Allen; North Union -- Judy M. Powell; Piney Fork -- Mike Sharp; Richwood -- Tommy Estes; Scott -- Sa Crabtree; South Big Rock -- John O. Brown; South Lebanon -- Hazel Anston; South Union -- James R. Wells; Strawberry -- Tommy Morgan; Upper North -- Frank Bettis; Washington -- Buell Wilkes; West Sullivan -- Jeremy Ratliff.
The following candidates have announced their candidacy for the Republican Primary May 18.
County Judge: Phillip. D. Hood.
Justices of the Peace: District 4 -- Dean Beardslee; District 6 Everett McGuire; District 7 -- Dave Dougherty.
Constable: District 1 -- Scottie Runsick.
Committeemen: Richard A. Sackett; Scottie Runsick; Dave Dougherty; Holly McClaran; Roger D. Delffs; Lou Ann Cushman; Joann Gibson; Laura J. Lute; Greg B. Lute; Leonard M. Judickas; Dean L. Beardslee.
The following list of Independent candidates have announced their candidacy for the Nov. 2, general election.
Sheriff: James T. Estes
Justices of the Peace: District 2 -- Darrell Kehrli, District 7 -Bart Schulz; Joseph Adam; Marvin Cossey; Jimmie Don Kunkel.
Constable: District 6 -- Dennis L. Black Hawk.
Early voting will begin May 3. Voters may vote Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. through 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
To avoid lines, voters are encouraged to vote early.