There will be challenges to three Pottawatomie County elected offices this year.
As of the filing deadline last Tuesday, June 1, two candidates had filed for the Republican nomination for the offices of county attorney, county treasurer and Second District county commissioner.
Westmoreland attorney Joe Randtke filed as a candidate for county attorney, challenging incumbent Sherri Schuck, Wamego.
David L. Mize, Wamego, director emeritus of the Kansas Shrine Bowl, filed as a candidate for county treasurer, challenging incumbent Lisa Wright, Wamego.
Jacob R. Pugh, Wamego attorney, filed as a candidate for Second District county commissioner, challenging incumbent Dennis Pat Weixelman.
The Republican challenges will force a primary election sometime in August to determine which names will be on the general election ballot in November, according to Nancy McCarter, Pott County election officer.
Other county officials who have filed unchallenged for re-election are Stan Hartwich, Third District county commissioner; Nancy McCarter, county clerk; Betty Jo Abitz, register of deeds; and Greg Riat, sheriff.