After falling short in a canvass last week for the Warren County Republican Committee’s nomination in the race for circuit court clerk, Janice Shanks will be on the ballot in the Nov. 5 election as an independent.
In the canvass, lawyer Stephen Jerome received the nomination with 268 votes, Shanks received 253 and Kristie Atwood 67.
Registrar Carol Tobin said over the phone that Shanks is one of three individuals who will appear on the ballot as a candidate for circuit court clerk along with Jerome and independent Angie Moore.
Stephen Kurtz, Republican committee chairman, said over the phone last week that anyone who falls short in a bid for the committee’s nomination is expected to support the nominee. He added that if Shanks ran an independent campaign, she will be kicked out of the Republican committee.
Atwood also did not follow the expectation that those falling short in the canvass would support the nominee. Atwood said last week that she intends to support Shanks’ independent campaign.
Shanks has been serving as interim circuit clerk court since Clerk Darryl Funk’s seat became empty in July upon his appointment as a juvenile and domestic relations court judge, halfway through his eight-year term.
Shanks could not be reached for a comment.