Thursday, June 3, 2010

County Commissioner To Stage Write-In Campaign

Fifth district Putnam County commissioner Johnnie Wheeler, who came in third last month among five candidates in the Democratic primary, has now filed papers to run for the seat once again in August as a certified "write-in candidate." Election officials say that means that while her name will not be on the ballot, any write-in votes cast for her by people living in the 5th county commission district will be counted. Wheeler says a number of individuals have told her that they were not aware that she was running in the Democrat primary and, therefore, requested a Republican primary ballot and could not vote for her. Candidates whose names WILL be on the ballot in August for the 5th District seat include Democrats Terry C. Randolph and Anna Ruth Burroughs and Republican Ray Stallion. Any other candidates who wish to run a write-in campaign have until noon on June 16th to file the paperwork.