List of political candidates on the Allen County ballot of the Indiana May Primary Election

| April 26, 2016

ALLEN COUNTY—On May 3, eligible citizens will go to the polls to vote in the Indiana Primary Election. As experienced voters know, the Primary Election is not designed to actually elect people to office but, rather, to choose which candidates will go on to compete in the November General Election, during which voters will make a decision as to who finally will be elected to serve terms in public office.

Indiana has a closed primary system, meaning that voters must choose which political party’s primary in which they wish to vote (e.g. Republican or Democrat) and can only vote for candidates of that party.

The following is a list of candidates who will appear on the Primary Election Ballot in Allen County. Please note that some district offices, such as those for County Commissioner-District 1 and the various state offices such as senator and representative, will only appear on ballots in polling places in that particular district.

Also note that some names in the presidential Primary Election for Indiana are of candidates who have “officially suspended” their campaigns might still be on the ballot. We suggest that you cast your votes for candidates actively seeking office. For example, on the Democrat side, only Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are actively seeking the presidential nomination; on the Republican side, Ted Cruz, John Kasich and Donald Trump are the active candidates.

Given Indiana’s closed primary system, we have separated the candidates by political party. For offices specific to Allen County, we have listed both party’s candidates under the same office title; in the case of state and national offices, we have listed each party’s slate as separate lists.

Please note that each political party might not have filed candidates in every single category.

For those interested in an expanded list of candidates running outside of Allen County, check our online version of the Indiana Primary Election Ballot at



County Treasurer

William (Bill) Royce—Republican


County Coroner

Craig L Nelson—Republican


County Surveyor

Allan D Frisinger—Republican

Jeff Sorg—Republican


County Commissioner District 1

Nelson Peters—Republican

William C Phillips—Republican


County Council at Large

Robert A Armstrong—Republican

Jeremy Bush—Republican

Roy Buskirk—Republican

Mark Hagar—Republican

Nathan Hartman—Republican

Kenneth (Ken) Richardson—Republican

Eric (ET) Tippmann—Republican

Ronald W Turpin—Republican


Morrison Agen—Democrat

Palermo (Pal) Galindo—Democrat

David Christopher Roach—Democrat




Hillary Clinton

Bernie Sanders


United States Senator

Baron Hill



John R. Gregg


United States Representative

District 1

Willie (Faithful and True) Brown

Peter J. Visclosky


District 2

Douglas Carpenter

Lynn C. Coleman


District 3

Todd Nightenhelser

John Forrest Roberson

Tommy A. Schrader


District 4

John Dale


District 5

Allen R. Davidson

Angela Demaree


District 6

Danny Basham

George Thomas Holland

Bruce W. Peavler

Ralph Spelbring

Barry Welsh


District 7

André D. Carson

Curtis D. Godfrey

Pierre Quincy Pullins


District 8

Ron Drake

David Orentlicher


District 9

Bob Kern

James R. McClure Jr.

Bill Thomas

Shelli Yoder


State Senator

No Democrats listed for Allen County

State Representative

District 50

Jorge Fernandez


District 52

Charlie Odier


District 80

Phil GiaQuinta


District 82

Mike Wilber


District 84

Donald “Donny” Manco

Curtis Nash




Jeb Bush

Ben Carson

Chris Christie

Ted Cruz

Carly Fiorina

John R. Kasich

Rand Paul

Marco Rubio

Donald J. Trump


United States Senator

Marlin A. Stutzman

Todd Young



Michael R. Pence


United States Representative

District 2

Jeff Petermann

Jackie Walorski


District 3

Jim Banks

Mark Willard Baringer

Elizabeth “Liz” Brown

Pam Galloway

Kevin Howell

Kip Tom


District 4

Kevin J. Grant

Todd Rokita


District 5

Susan W. Brooks

Mike Campbell

Stephen M. MacKenzie


District 6

Charles Chuck Johnson Jr.

Luke Messer

Jeff Smith


District 7

Wayne “Gunny” Harmon

JD Miniear

Catherine (CAT) Ping


District 8

Larry D. Bucshon

Richard Moss


District 9

Robert Hall

Trey Hollingsworth

Erin Houchin

Brent Waltz

Greg Zoeller


State Senator

District 16

John Kessler

David C. Long


State Representative

District 50

Ted Harber

Daniel J. (Dan) Leonard


District 52

Ben Smaltz


District 79

Matthew S. Lehman


District 80

Christian Skordos


District 81

Martin Carbaugh


District 82

David L. Ober


District 83

Christopher N. Judy


District 84

Bob Morris


District 85

Casey Cox

Dave Heine

Denny Worman

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