Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Local Democrats Decide To Hold Primary

Putnam County will be spending money to hold political party primaries next year after local Democrats voted this week to go ahead and have one. The county commission on Monday night had passed a resolution asking the parties to forego local primaries in order to save the county about $60,000. But officials say things were complicated by the fact that the District Attorney and some judges will be running in multiple counties. If Putnam County did not have a primary, they would have to accept the nominee of a county that did have one. Local Democrat Party Chair Beth Thompson said most of the membership did not like that idea and thought that if the primary was going to be held for those offices, it may as well be held for local offices.