More candidates file for 2016 elections

The filing period has opened for candidates who want to seek election this year.

According to the Bartholomew County Clerk’s office, several people have already filed with the Secretary of State’s office for state positions representing Bartholomew County.

Danny Basham Jr., a Democrat, has filed for the U.S. House of Representatives, District 6 seat. Bartholomew County assessor Lew Wilson is running for the Republican nomination for the Indiana House District 59 seat. And Scott C. Andrews joins Kelly Benjamin filing to for Bartholomew Circuit Court Judge as Republicans.

The filing period closes on Friday, February 5th at noon. In Bartholomew County you can file for office in the voter registration office at the county courthouse on Washington Street.