Two more incumbent Republicans will face a challenge in the May primary after new candidates filed this week.
Republican Jim Ray filed to run for the Johnson County Council District 1 seat, which is held by Pete Ketchum. Republican Lydia Wales also filed to run for Franklin Township trustee, which is held by Cecelia Campbell.
Both Ketchum and Campbell already filed to run for re-election to the positions.
Other Republicans who filed last week include:
Greg F. Walker, State Senate District 41
John Price, State House District 47
David Frizzell, State House District 93
Joe Sichting, Hensley Township trustee
Rhonda L. Nichols, state convention delegate District 2
Joseph D. Mathis, state convention delegate District 5