How well do you know the candidates?


SULLIVAN, Ind. (WTHI) Indiana’s primary election lands on May the 6th. With less than a month to decide who will run in November, Sullivan County brought the candidates to the voters.

Schools normally keep politics out, but Tuesday night, Sullivan high school brought the politicians to center stage.

“Tonight is the Farm Bureau’s “meet the candidates” forum and what we do is invite the candidates on the ballot those being local state and federal candidates to come in an answer some questions and meet the crowd and talk to the public,” Bobbi Kincaid of the Sullivan Farm Bureau said.

Up until now the faces on the stage and in the crowd have just been billboards or signs in yards that’s something that bothered Jerry Bufford

“It’s overwhelming you just don’t know enough about them or the one I want or the one I feel might do a good job,” Bufford said.

Jerry joined the perch of voters and supporters and took aim with his ears.

“We give them a minute to introduce themselves and then we give them a couple of minutes to answer some questions that they knew ahead of time, no surprises,” Kincaid said. “Then they have an opportunity to make a closing statement whether that be just ask for your vote or maybe rebuttal against what someone else said.”

While the candidates made their case for their votes, Jerry said this forum adds a new style to how he plans to vote.

“It’s kind of hunt and peck when I get to the voting booth, so I decided well I’m gonna do it a little different this year,” he smiled saying.

He’s just getting to know the issues and the candidates before casting the ballot. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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