Myers files to run for Bartholomew County sheriff again

Bartholomew County Sheriff Matt Myers has filed for re-election.

According to County Clerk Jay Phelps, the sheriff filed for re-election yesterday. The sheriff is a former Columbus city police officer and prior to that worked for the sheriff’s department as a jail officer. Myers, a Republican, is in his first term as sheriff.

Neither Prosecutor Bill Nash nor Judge Jim Worton have filed to run for reelection yet, although they do need to travel to Indianapolis because those offices are considered state positions, Phelps said. Phelps has yet to file for re-election himself, although he said he plans to do so soon.

No Democrats have filed to run for county-level offices in Bartholomew County.

There is still no candidate slated to run for the County Council District 3 seat, now held by Republican Mark Gorbett. Gorbett, the former county sheriff, is in his first-term as a council member.

The deadline for filling is noon on Feb. 9th.