Hamlet Ward One Crowded As Convention Deadline Draws Near


Hamlet will be holding a Town Convention according to the latest candidate information from the Starke County Clerk’s office.

Multiple Democratic candidates are seeking to represent Hamlet’s Ward 1 on the Town Council. Brian Earnest, the Incumbent Frank Lonigro, and Connie Bailey are all vying for the seat.

Tamara Brantly and Dean Goble, both Democrats, are seeking office in Ward 2.

Candidates are facing a deadline of August 3rd at the Town convention to either declare or remove their names from the ballots in a Town Convention.

Incumbents in North Judson, on the other hand, are not facing challenges. Incumbent Republican Donna Henry is unopposed for the Clerk-Treasurer seat, and Jane Ellen Felchuk is the only name on the ballot North Judson’s Ward 1 seat.

While some time remains until the August deadline to declare candidacy, North Judson could go without a Town Convention prior to the November General Municipal Election.