Warren County city’s council race now uncontested after candidate error

9:11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 18, 2017 Warren County
Carlisle Councilwoman Barb Tankersley

Warren County has its second uncontested race for municipal council seats.

Five candidates were seeking four open seats on Carlisle Village Council. However, the Warren County Board of Elections Thursday notified incumbent Councilwoman Barb Tankersley that she was disqualified due to a defect in one of her petitions.

Apparently, Tankersley failed to sign her declaration of candidacy on one of her petitions, according to the Warren County Board of Elections.

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Tankersley will not be able to run as a write-in candidate in November due to a state law prohibiting a candidate for filing for the same office in the same election, according to Warren County Elections Director Brian Sleeth.

Appointed two years ago to fill a vacancy, Tankersley said this was the first time she had circulated petitions.

“I was a little upset,” she said. “I thought I had filled it out completely. I just overlooked something.”

Barring a write-in candidate, the four Carlisle council seats will be uncontested for incumbent Councilmen Randal Jewett and Brad McIntosh, newcomer Will Bicknell

Also seeking one of the open seats are newcomers Will Bicknell and former mayor and councilman Tim Humphries.

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