According to the Commercial News, When the Vermilion County Clerk’s Office opened Monday morning, there were 16 people waiting to be among the first to file to be a candidate in the 2016 county elections.
“I got here at 7:30 a.m. There was a bunch ..,” said Lindsay Light, supervisor of elections at the clerk’s office, of the number of people in line to file early.
It was a busy morning for the first day of filing, and there will be a lottery for the placement of names on the ballot for five offices which saw people file at the same time.
Some officeholders already had declared they were not seeking re-election, including Vermilion County State’s Attorney Randy Brinegar and Coroner Peggy Johnson.
Vermilion County Auditor Linda Sue Lucas-Anstey is seeking re-election to her eighth term as auditor next year. The Democrat Lucas-Anstey will be challenged by Republican Bill Wright. Wright, a Republican Vermilion County Board member representing District 5, announced in July he would be running for auditor. Wright is vice-chairman on the county board. He was first elected to the county board in 2012.
Anstey was first appointed county auditor in 1989.