We already know the AP received the emails from Ritz’ office, in response to a records request. Berry apparently wants an admission from Ritz’ communications director, David Galvin (Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight’s former projects director) that the AP was directed to specific emails. We suspect that is not going to happen.
Running for re-election
Tipton County Republican Phil Heron has indicated that he plans to seek a second term as a county commissioner in 2014. Heron was first elected in 2010 when he defeated incumbent Democrat Ken Ziegler.
There is already one contested primary battle in the Republican Party next year. Incumbent Sheriff John Moses, who plans to seek a second term, is being opposed by Indiana State Police Detective Tony Frawley in the May primary.
It also appears likely there will be some new names on the Tipton County ballot next year. Current Treasurer Bonita Guffey, a Democrat, is not eligible to run for a third term and indicated she will not seek another office. Republican Assessor Linda Altherr has also said she doesn’t intend to seek another term.
Current Auditor Greg Townsend, who was elected by GOP precinct committeemen when Mandy Inman resigned last June, has expressed an interest in running for treasurer.