Current Crawford County Clerk John Martin has opposition in his bid for re-election. On Wednesday, October 17, Tamra Cape filed as a write-in candidate for the office so that voters could choose to write in her name on the ballot at the November 6 General Election.
On Tuesday morning, Martin reported that Cape was ineligible as a candidate because she did not meet all of the general qualifications to run for county office due to her not being current on county taxes. Upon investigating the situation, Cape discovered that there was a tax bill that had her name misspelled, one she said she had been unaware of, and which she paid immediately.
Martin subsequently sent notice to Three Rivers Publishing stating, "Ms. Cape swears she didn't know anything about the bill until today. She paid the delinquent bill and, by swearing she knew nothing about it, I allowed that she could be proffered as a write-in candidate."