Democrat David B. Nickels has announced his candidacy for Jefferson County clerk in the May 2014 primary.

Nickels has 25 years of experience as a customer service supervisor for the U.S. Postal Service. He served as postmaster at Hanover before retiring in 2008 and also served on the Southwestern School Board.

Nickels is a graduate of Indiana University Southeast and took advanced studies in business administration at Webster University.

Nickels' wife, Ruth E. Nickels, is a former band director for Southwestern schools. They attend Hanover United Methodist Church. Nickels also is a member of Hanover Masonic Lodge No. 652, English Lodge No. 622, Hanover OES No. 525 and Madison Lions Club.