(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - Dearborn County voters will have a few more choices on their ballots in the November election.
On Tuesday, the county Democratic party caucused at the Lawrenceburg Public Library. With all voting members present they selected Jim Schuler to run for District 3 County Commissioner.
Democrats also picked Joan Seitz to run for County Assessor against incumbent Republican Gary Hensley, who was previously unopposed in the general election.
Schuler will run against Republican nominee Shane McHenry, but only if McHenry is ruled eligible to run by the federal Office of Special Counsel.
Former county attorney G. Michael Witte reported McHenry as a possible violation of the Hatch Act of 1939, a federal law barring some public employees from running for public office. McHenry is a detective with the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department assigned to the Dearborn and Ohio Counties Special Crimes Unit.
If McHenry cannot run, Republicans could still have time to caucus and select a replacement candidate before the June 30 deadline.
Also during Tuesday’s caucus meeting, the Dearborn County Democratic Party added Nancy Turner as Recording Secretary, Ruth Ann Batta as Secretary, and Fred Stegemiller as treasurer.