New Filing Sets up Primary Race for Sheriff

New Filing Sets up Primary Race for Sheriff


After filing this week to seek the Republican Party nomination a second time, Washington County Deputy Wayne Blevins has officially entered the May 3 Primary and makes it a race against current Washington County Sheriff Brent Miller. 

Miller filed earlier in January to seek the Republican Party’s nomination for sheriff. 

Miller won the election on the Democratic ticket in 2018, beating Republican Candidate Roy Overshiner by almost 1000 votes. 

Miller has worked for the sheriff’s department for over 30 years. 

Overshiner defeated Blevins by 11 votes in the 2018 Spring Primary to move to the fall election to face Miller.  

Overshiner received 1,138 (41.26 percent) votes over Blevins’ 1,127 (40.88 percent) votes. Tracey England who also ran on the Republican ticket only took 493 votes (or 17.88 percent).

There have been no Democratic candidates filing so far to run for Sheriff. 

The deadline to file for an office is February 4 at noon. 

Current filings 

  • Gary D. Chastain- Brown Township Advisory Board- Democrat
  • Marnie Bennett- Jefferson Township Trustee- Democrat
  • Kathleen Zelivetz- Howard Township Trustee- Democrat
  • Todd Ewen- Commissioner, Dist. 2- Republican
  • Marvin Butch Jenks- Posey Township Advisory Board- Republican
  • Ken Armstrong- Posey Township Trustee- Republican
  • P Matthew Incantalopo- Jackson Township Trustee- Republican
  • Jerome Jacobi- Posey Township Advisory Board- Democrat
  • Wayne Blevins- Sheriff-Republican
  • Kyra Stephenson- Auditor- Republican
  • Larry W. Medlock- Circuit Court Judge- Republican
  • Brent Miller- Sheriff- Republican
  • Joshua G. Anderson- Washington Township Trustee- Republican
  • Steven L. Anderson- Franklin Township Trustee- Republican
  • Marsha Guthrie- Vernon Township Trustee- Democrat

On the ballot this year are the following positions:

  • US Senate

Indiana State

  • Secretary of State
  • Auditor of State
  • Treasurer of State
  • State Senator #47
  • State Rep. #73

Washington County:

  •   Assessor
  •   Auditor
  •   Circuit Court Judge
  •   Superior Court Judge
  •   Prosecutor
  •   Sheriff
  •   Recorder
  •   District 2 Commissioner
  •   Council Dist. #1
  •   Council Dist. #2
  •   Council Dist. #3
  •   Council Dist. #4
  •   Township Trustees
  •   Township Advisory Board Members
  •   Town of Campbellsburg Clerk-Treasure
  •   Town of Campbellsburg Council Member
  •   Town of New Pekin Clerk- Treasurer
  •   Town of New Pekin Council Member At-Large
  •   Town of Saltillo Clerk-Treasurer
  •   Town. of Saltillo Council Member

School Boards:

Salem:  3 At-Large Seats

East Washington: Franklin Twp., Pierce Twp. and Jackson Twp.

West Washington: Brown Twp, Howard Twp., the Town of Campbellsburg and an At-Large seat.

These positions will only appear on the fall ballot.