Candidates and issues for the May 3 primary election

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(Posted Feb. 22, 2022)

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor

Looking forward to the May 3 primary election, Madison County’s ballot will include one contested race at the local level. All other local races are uncontested. Many voters also will see issues on the ballot, ranging from tax levies to liquor options.

The deadline to file issues and petitions for candidacy for the primary was Feb. 2. The Madison County Board of Elections certified the candidates and issues on Feb. 8.

The deadline to register to vote in the May 3 election is April 4. The board of elections office will be open until 9 p.m. that day. Registration can be done in-person or online. The office is located at 1423 State Rte. 38 SE, London, and is open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The board’s web address is www.boe.ohio.gov/madison.

Candidates
Republicans Ashley N. Cooper and Jennifer Hunter are vying for the county auditor’s seat, a four-year term that starts March 13, 2023.

The uncontested races are as follows:
• County commissioner–Republican Tony Xenikis;

• County common pleas court judge—Eamon P. Costello;

• County Democratic Central Committee members by precinct
– Linda Ward, London 1-A
– Michael J. Gorman, Canaan
– Kevin L. Stockham, Monroe/Pike
– Nicholas A. Pittner, Jefferson-A
– Norman Humphrey, Paint/Range/Stokes
– Peggy Garrison, Pleasant
– Melody Claar, Choctaw Lake East
– Barbara Niemeyer, Choctaw Lake West

• County Republican Central Committee members by precinct
– Bonnie J. Hamilton, London 1-B
– William B. Mark, London 2
– William C. Long, London 3
– Nicholas Adkins, London 4
– Marcella Bogenrife, Union
– Matt Garman, Canaan
– William A. Diedrich, Plain City East
– Chris Wallace, Plain City West
– Hava Laudon, Darby
– Charles R. Fisher, Monroe/Pike
– Steven C. Adams, Fairfield
– Jim King, West Jefferson A
– Michael S. Klamo, West Jefferson B
– Timothy A. Ward, Jefferson
– Clyde M. Hughes, Paint/Range/Stokes
– Lowell G. Anderson, Mount Sterling
– Darrell Champer, Pleasant
– Dan Moran, Choctaw Lake East
– Floyd Pat Campbell, Choctaw Lake West
– Bryan D. Dhume, Somerford.

Issues
• Jefferson Township–Replacement of an 11-mill tax levy with a 1-mill increase for a continuing period of time for operating expenses of the Jefferson Township Fire Department.

• Mount Sterling Library–Renewal of a 0.4-mill tax levy with an increase of 0.1 mills for five years for operating expenses. This applies to residents in Pleasant Township and the village of Mount Sterling.

• City of London–Income tax increase of 0.5 percent for additional funding for the fire and EMS department, construction of a new police department, and construction of a new community center.

• London 4 – Local Option–Independence Way LLC, doing business as the Butcher Block restaurant at 2280 State Rte. 56 SW, London, is seeking permission for the sale of wine, mixed beverages, and spiritous liquor on Sundays from 10 a.m. to midnight.

• Plain City East – Local Option–Monarch Pizza LLC, doing business as the Pioneer Pizza restaurant at 132 N. Chillicothe St., Plain City, is seeking permission for the sale of wine, mixed beverages, and spiritous liquor on Sundays from 10 a.m. to midnight.

• Plain City East – Local Option–Monarch Pizza LLC, doing business as the Grainery & Patio restaurant at 138 W. Main St., Plain City, is seeking permission for the sale of wine, mixed beverages, and spiritous liquor on Sundays from 10 a.m. to midnight.

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