Monday, February 12, 2018
The Complete List of Candidates
for Clark County
There are some familiar names as well as some new ones. I commend all of you for throwing your hats into the ring even if we won't always agree. I'm looking forward to an exciting election season that I'm sure will be full of surprises. May the best candidate win!
Thursday, February 8, 2018
HOUSE DISTRICT 71 UPDATE: 2.0
Dr. Kevin Burke of Clark County Health Department fame has filed as a Republican to run against Jeffersonville City Councilman Matt Owen in the Republican primary in May.
It also appears the Dr. Rita Fleming will have a primary opponent in unknown newcomer Jason Schlatter.
HOUSE DISTRICT 70 UDPATE
Rep. Karen Engleman (R) now has an opponent for the November General Election with performer and production company owner Sarah Stivers (D) officially filing to run.
HOUSE DISTRICT 66 UPDATE
Received word this afternoon that Clark County Jail head of Maintenance Mike Bowling (R) has filed to run against longtime incumbent and House Minority Leader Terry Goodin (D).
Rumor had it that Clark County Recorder Zach Payne is (was) going to file to run for this seat but as of today has not. Not sure if something has changed or if it has proven to just be rumor.
Assuming neither Bowling nor Goodin have Primary opponents, they will faceoff in the November General Election.
Primary season is heating up and with one more day until the filing deadline, who knows what other surprises await us!
Do you have the Scoop?
Let us know in the comments below.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Perkins Files for Senate District 45
Serious question: Is there nothing this man won't run for?
After the last shellacking he took, I think most of us thought he was done.
Boy, were we wrong!
He's decided to throw his hat in the ring for the soon to be vacant seat that Senator Jim Smith is leaving behind.
My experiences with John go back quite a ways. As long as you are not talking politics, he's an alright guy. But dive into conversation about politics that he doesn't agree with and Katy Bar The Door!
As a politician, the best way I can describe him is power hungry bully who LOVES controversy. It's almost like he enjoys to play the part of being an old-fashioned d**k. It seems everything he has done in the political arena he's done to boost his own ego. In a previous comment on a previous post, someone stated how John loves conversation and debate. In reality, John loves telling you what's what. You'd better not don't disagree with him either because he gets loud and angry. An interesting tactic that he employs to intimidate.
In my opinion, he runs for office to only to satisfy himself by having that little bit of power. He's not doing it to be a public servant. In my opinion that is why he lost so many of the last seats he's run for. Not because he's not educated but because of a self serving ego. One would think that after losing to Mike Smith, to Tom Galligan, to Dave Abbott, to Dustin White, and anyone else I can't think of he'd take a hint.
Don't get me wrong, he needs thanked for 45 years of being involved with local government, but it's time to hang up cleats. If he needs money, there are plenty of jobs out there, including in River Ridge. The time for living off the teat of taxpayers has passed.
"Janky" John Vs. "Gunny" Garten
Senate 45 in November will be fun to watch. My prediction is Perkins gets smashed and sent back to Bethlehem or 7th Street or where ever it is he lives now with his biggest black eye yet.