VALPARAISO | Porter County Commissioner Nancy Adams, R-Center, has filed for re-election, setting the stage for the first contested race this election year.
Porter County Councilwoman Sylvia Graham, D-at-large, has also filed for the seat.
Graham was the first candidate to join the ballot when the filing period began Wednesday.
Candidates have until noon Feb. 7 to file for various races at the national, state, county and municipal levels.
School board candidates are eligible to file July 23 to Aug. 22, and voting in those races takes place during the Election Day on Nov. 4. The primary election is May 6.
A complete list of candidates can be found at http://www.porterco.org/index.aspx?NID=624.