The path to November’s general election got a little clearer and easier for Republicans in Hancock County as no Democrats have filed for the general election.
While the deadline for Democratic candidates to join the race expired this week, third-party candidates have until July 15 to throw their hat in the ring.
With that news, that means Republicans are slated to hold onto superior court seats, commissioner seats in districts 1 and 3, coroner, and county council at-large.
Earlier this summer, David Stillinger held off a challenge from Joe Fortner in the Republican primary for Coroner.
Incumbent John Jessup earned the nod in the Commissioners District 1 race, while Bill Spalding got the nod in the Commissioners District 3 primary.
For county council at-large, Republicans Kent Fisk, Robin Lowder and Keely Butrum all advanced out of the primary.
For the Superior Court judge seats, D.J. Davis won the Republican nod for Superior Court 1, while Dan Marshall earned the spot for Superior Court 2.
While there are contested races for president and Congress, locally, there is only one contested race.
Incumbent and Republican Michael Crider faces a challenge from Democrat Theresa Bruno for Senate District 28, which includes both Hancock and Shelby counties.