By Rick Palsgrove
Voters have made their choices in the 2021 election.
According to Franklin County Board of Elections Public Information Officer Aaron Sellers, the official totals show that, countywide, 201,428 out of 865,220 eligible voters – 23.28 percent voted in the Nov. 2 General Election. Election totals for Franklin County are posted online at vote.franklincountyohio.gov. The board of elections must begin the official canvass of ballots no later than Nov. 17 and certify vote totals by Nov. 23.
Here the unofficial Nov. 2 local election results according to the Franklin County Board of Elections.
Canal Winchester city council (top four selected): Jill Amos, 1,481; Ashley Ward, 1,271; Laurie Amick, 1,268; Patrick Shea, 1,190; Brandon Hord, 1,187; Chuck Carpenter, 1,061; Chloe Green, 1,050
Canal Winchester board of education (top three selected): Dave George, 2,093; Vangela Barnes, 1,990; Monika Talley, 1,929
Canal Winchester City Charter amendments: Yes: 1,310; No: 746.
The amendments are:
•The clerk of council will be subject to the control of the officers of council and shall be responsible for other duties as assigned by council.
•Two copies of an ordinance will be kept at all times in the clerk of council’s office, or elsewhere at city hall, and available for reference by interested persons.
•Ordinances and resolutions will be published by posting copies in not less than three public places in the city, and on the municipal website.
•On or before the last day of January in 2000 and each five years thereafter, the mayor shall appoint five and the council shall appoint six members of the Charter Review Commission. This is a change from the previous 10-year standard.
•Three references to Canal Winchester as a village within the charter were also amended to reflect its designation as a city. A 10.02 recall section was also proposed for clarification regarding advertising for a recall election for two consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in Canal Winchester, and on the city website.
Obetz and Hamilton Township
Obetz village council (top four selected): Robert Cramer, 544; Guiles Richardson, 504; Mike Kimbler, 494; Todd Gibbs, 441; Bonnie Wiley, 428
Hamilton Township board of education (top three selected): Mary Isaac, 802; David Schutte, 799; Amber Clark, 751; Jeff Sewell, 706; Hillary Thompson, 631; Damon Batchelder, 483.
Hamilton Township trustee (top two selected): Chris Hann, 1,054; Todd Blackstone, 746.
Lockbourne village council (two selected): Tony Grandstaff, 17; Bobbi Crouse, 14.
Groveport city council (top four selected):
Scott Lockett, 685; Becky Hutson, 574; Edward G. Dildine, 544; Jack Rupp Jr., 518; Cheryl Irving, 469; Wayne White, 372.
Groveport Madison board of education (top three selected): Seth Bower, 2,382; LaToya Dowdell-Burger, 2,013; Libby Gray, 1,873; Wayne Bryan, 1,678; Betty Simcox, 1,580; Polly Pierce, 1,057.
Madison Township trustee (top two selected): John Pritchard, 2,127; Katherine Chipps, 1,954; Debbie Miller, 1,791; John Kershner, 1,757.