The spring primary is still almost five months away, but there is already a race shaping up for the fall general election.
Among the candidates who have filed for the March 17 primaries so far is incumbent coroner Earl Deckard, who is running as a Republican. On the Democrat side, Vickie Becker has filed to run for the same office.
Other Republicans seeking their party's nomination in March include Angela Reinoehl, incumbent circuit clerk; Cole Shaner, who is running for state's attorney; David Fulling, a Crawford County Board incumbent from District 2; and Shane Robinson, a newcomer running for county board in District 4.
Deckard and Donald Wagoner are running for GOP precinct committeeman positions in Oblong Precinct 2 and Montgomery, respectively.
Democrats who have filed for the primary include precict committeeman candidates Charles Wieland and Lugene Bond in Robinson 3 and LaMotte 2, respectively.
Meanwhile, the incumbent state's attorney Matthew Hartrich filed Monday in Springfield as a Republican candidate for at-large circuit judge in the Second Judicial Circuit.
Hartrich, an attorney since 2002, was elected state's attorney in 2012. He seeks to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge David Overstreet.
The position covers Crawford, Lawrence, Richland, Wabash, Edwards, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jefferson, Wayne and White counties.
Filing for local offices continues at the Crawford County Clerk's Office in the annex building today and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Monday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All county offices are closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving.