Candidates running for public office in Bartholomew County on the Republican side of the ticket gathered Thursday night to introduce

Republican Ladies League President Tami Hines introduce Coroner candidates Ron Shadley and Clayton Nolting

Republican Ladies League President Tami Hines introduce Coroner candidates Ron Shadley and Clayton Nolting

themselves, and hopefully win-over voters, ahead of Tuesday’s primary election. Candidates for State Representative, County Commissioner, County Council, Coroner and Circuit Court Judge gathered at Columbus City Hall as part of the Bartholomew County Republican Ladies’ League forum.

Ladies League President Tami Hines says that she was pleased with the turnout from both the candidates, as well as the audience. She says that events like these are important as we head into the primary.

The lone Republican who did not take part was County Council candidate Mike Lovelace. Hines says that he declined the invitation.