Peters-McGauley: Elected Officials Go Head To Head In Commissioner Primary

By Jeff Neumeyer

April 30, 2012 Updated Apr 30, 2012 at 5:37 PM EDT

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) --- Two elected officials will be squaring off on May 8th for the Republican Party's nomination for an Allen County Commissioner's seat.

Allen County Recorder John McGauley hopes to pull off an upset over incumbent Nelson Peters.

It figures to be the best race among local candidates, but the campaign has been quiet with little controversy to this point.

McGauley has held the Recorder's position for five years.

John McGauley/(R) County Commissioner Candidate.: "And I have demonstrated over and over again, that I really do not care about the way it has always been done. I'm more interested in the way it ought to be done."

Nelson Peters/(R) Allen County Commissioner: " We've lost races before that probably should have been won, because we didn't do everything that needed to be done to win that race. As I said at the outset, I'm not going to rest on my laurels."

McGauley concedes he is behind Peters in fund-raising, but he hopes voters will like his message of changing the culture of county government to be more customer-focused.

Peters is campaigning on his job creation record, and on trying to hike local wages on average by ten percent.

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