For the first time in Salem, a Libertarian candidate has filed to run for Mayor.
According to Washington County Clerk Stephanie Rockey, Thomas Brown III, filed on January 20 and. became certified on January 24 to run for Mayor in the fall election.
“Friday I went and filed to seek Mayor in the Municipal Elections 2023. I done this after accepting the Libertarian Party nomination Thursday night at our Convention,” said Brown. I stand as the very first Libertarian to file for Mayor. This in its self rewrites political history here in Salem.”
Currently, incumbent Mayor Justin Green is the only candidate to file for the office on the Republican ticket.
No Democrats have filed to run for any office in the city election which will take place on Tuesday, May 2.
Libertarian candidate Tina Ransom has filed to run for the City of Salem Council, District II.
Since Indiana primaries are currently a two-party election, Brown and Ransom will be on the ballot for the November General Election.
The following candidates were certified to run on their party’s ballot for the 2023 municipal election:
- Justin Green- City of Salem Mayor- Rep.
- Sally Hattabaugh- City of Salem Clerk Treasurer- Rep.
- Roger K. Pennington- City of Salem City Council At-Large- Rep.
- Dan R. Libka- City of Salem Council, District I – Rep.
- Dylan M. Moore- City of Salem Council, District II- Rep.
- Steve Crane- City of Salem Council, District III- Rep.
- Gail R. Napier- City of Salem Council, District IV- Rep.
- Randy Lee, Jr.- City of Salem Council, District IV- Rep.
The filing deadline is February 3rd at Noon and the withdrawal deadline is February 10th at Noon.