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Doug Mattingly files as write-in candidate for judge/executive race

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He said he still believes he's the best person for the job

By Stevie Lowery

Doug Mattingly lost the Marion County Judge/Executive race to David Daugherty in the May primary election by a large margin, but he’s not giving up just yet.
Tuesday, June 10, he filed to run as a write-in candidate for the judge/executive’s race in November.
“I still think I’m the better person for that job,” Mattingly said. “I don’t think it, I know that I’m the better person for that job.”
In the Primary Election on May 20, Mattingly received 782 votes to Daugherty’s 2,452 votes. He lost in every precinct.
Mattingly said he realizes that the cards are stacked against him as a write-in candidate, but he’s willing to try.
“I know it’s a long shot, but I’d like to try to get out and talk to more people,” he said. “I didn’t do a very good job of expressing myself and letting people know what I can do.”
Mattingly said he knew only having a high school education, along with his job status as a school custodian would cause him some trouble during the campaign, but even with that said he still believes he’s the best person for the job.
“I wanted to do it four years ago but I didn’t want to run against John Mattingly. I knew he was better for the job than me,” Mattingly said. “But, I know in my heart that I’m better than David Daugherty.”
The General Election will be held on Nov. 4.
For independent candidates who want to appear on the ballot, the deadline to file for the general election is 4 p.m. Aug. 12.
For write-in candidates, the deadline to file is 4 p.m. Oct. 24.
The last day to register to vote in the general election is Oct. 6.