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Oman files to enter Republican primary

Former Hancock County Commissioner Steve Oman has entered the Republican primary race for commissioner.

Petitions were filed for Oman on Tuesday at the Hancock County Board of Elections.

Oman, of 13123 County Road 9, is a farmer.

He served two terms as a commissioner before losing his seat to Ed Ingold in 2004. He ran for an open commissioner seat in 2006, losing to Phillip Riegle. He also challenged Emily Walton for the office in the 2008 primary election, and lost.

Riegle, of 22525 Township Road 184, Arlington, is finishing his second, four-year term as a commissioner. He served with both Ingold and Walton.

Riegle is finishing his second, four-year term as a commissioner.

There have been no other filers in the race. The filing deadline for the May primary is 4 p.m. today. The deadline was delayed by one day due to the inclement weather.

Reporter Denise Grant will have more on this story in Friday’s edition of The Courier.

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