The Sullivan County Second District Commissioner and a former candidate for First District Commissioner have been charged with election offenses. The alleged offenses stem from a political advertisement was published in a Milan newspaper last July. Ads published for both men promised voters they would have the first six months of their salaries cut in half and put the other half towards funding gravel for county roads. Michael Williams of Browning, and Colin Sorhus of Green Castle have both been charged with misdemeanor class four election offenses. The Sullivan County Prosecuting Attorney says the ads were an inducement to voters. Williams won the August Primary, and Sorhus lost. Both men are scheduled for arraignment on February 4th.