Wednesday, March 29, 2006


County Supervisor Race Set

With the passage of today's 5 p.m. filing deadline, the field for the 2006 Johnson County Supervisor's race is set. There are two seats up for election, currently held by Democrat incumbents Mike Lehman and Sally Stutsman. Two Republican candidates have filed and will be on the Primary Ballot in June: Alan Curry and Rich Benn.

In a sign of how ready Johnson County is for some change, two Democrat challengers have filed to run against the incumbent supervisors: Larry Meyers and John Schneider. It'll be interesting to see how the Democrat primary turns out (John Deeth has some comments on his blog about this) and whether the angst over the road construction debacle shows up even in their ballot box. Regardless of the primary result, come November all Johnson County voters will have a chance to voice their concerns and bring about some real reform in the courthouse for the first time in 44 years.

Here's the Auditor's full list of candidates who have filed as of the deadline. Also, Alan Curry recently launched his campaign website -- check it out for more information about the momentum building on his campaign.