There will be a contested ballot across the board in Jasper County elections this fall after local Republicans voted to put Laurie Nelson on the ballot to face Dennis Parrot in the Auditor's Office election this fall - as well as the expected vote to put Marshall County Deputy Sheriff Steve Hoffman on the ballot to face John Halfety.
The local GOP reconvened their county convention on Satuday morning at Park Centre to fill unfilled seats on the Republican ballot for the local county fall election. Only Doug Cupples had previously filed nomination papers to run against incumbent Jasper County Supervisor Denny Stevenson, a Democrat.
"This will mark the first time in many people's memory that the Republican Party has filled the ballot with candidates here in Jasper County," county chair Adam Vandall said. "Thank you to the candidates for stepping up and thank you all for coming out. Now let's get down to work to get all of our Republican candidates elected in November."