There have not been many candidates come forward thus far filing their candidacy for the May 8 primary election in Putnam County. While there have been a decent slate of Republicans starting to take shape, no Democrats have filed for county office in Putnam County. Incumbents that have already filed for another term include District 1 County Councilman Dave Fuhrman, District 4 Councilman Keith Berry and Recorder Tracy Bridges. Other Republicans who will appear on the ballot now include Jerrod Baugh for sheriff and Janet Brown for assessor. While current Sheriff Scott Stockton is expected to seek another term, the current Assessor Nancy Dannis is planning to retire at the end of 2018.