Non-Party Candidate Filings
Tomorrow at 5:00 p.m., as many of you surely know, is the deadline for Unenrolled (Independent, Libertarian, Reform, Veterans, Monster Raving Loony - that's for you Andrew Ian Dodge as I believe I recall your having links to Britain - etc.) candidates to file their petitions with the Secretary of State's Office. These candidates had to submit petitions to the appropriate municipal for certification by last Thursday, but I have no way of knowing which announced but not yet filed Unenrolled candidates had or hadn't submitted enough signatures to municipal clerks by Thursday to possibly qualify for the ballot.
A List of Non-party Candidate Filings in various formats was added in early May and seems to have been updated on May 24 or later, even though it doesn't say so, because there candidates now listed who weren't earlier and are listed as having filed as late as May 24.
I know there will be some candidates filing on the last day (tomorrow), possibly some who have not yet registered their candidacy with the Ethics Commission. And I'm sure some Unenrolled candidates who have registered with Ethics will not end up filing, and some may have even given up on the race (besides those whom I know withdrew awhile, including a couple of candidates who were running for Governor but have now either filed with SOS or registered with Ethics to run for another office). By the way, did Shawn Loura withdraw his candidacy for Governor? He is no longer listed on one list of candidates on the Ethics Commission's main web site, and he is listed on the main candidate list on the commission's Public Access Site as "Inactive."
I was starting one of my old lists but it was taking way to long. You can check out who is listed as having filed yourself by going here. Barbara Merrill and Dexter Kamilewicz have for top-ticket office, with Bill Slavick having also filed according to Slavick himself. AMG's David Hughes had filed to run in House District 72, but he just said he won't be on the ballot (as an Independent at least) so he has either withdrawn or will withdraw. As an Unenrolled candidate, he is inelligible to be replaced no matter when or for what reason he withdraws. To see other Unenrolled candidates for state and county office who have registered with the Ethics Commission, click here and limit your search to Unenrolled candidates. Some of these candidates may have withdrawn, however.