Close vote for schools; Xenikis nabs nomination


(Posted May 10, 2018)

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor

Unofficial results released by the Madison County Board of Elections on election night show the Madison-Plains Local Schools’ income tax levy passing by just over a 1 percent margin.

The margin must be less than one-half of 1 percent to prompt an automatic recount.

All other tax issues on the May 8 ballot passed with sizeable margins. They include levies for the county’s 9-1-1 system, the Madison County Board of Developmental Disabilities, and cemetery maintenance in Stokes Township.

Tony K. Xenikis bested two other opponents for the Republican nomination for county commissioner. He will face Democratic nominee Ronald H. Roach in the fall election.

The elections board will count any provisional ballots or outstanding absentee ballots and certify the official vote on May 29. The unofficial results are listed below. The top vote getter in each race is marked with an *.

Of Madison County’s 24,508 voters, 11,094 (22.6 percent) cast ballots. Of those, 72.1 percent were Republican and 22.4 percent were Democrat. The remainder were Green and non-partisan.



Madison-Plains Local School District

(1.25% income tax levy for current expenses for five years)

*For the tax        980 (50.7%)

Against the tax  953 (49.3%)

(In addition to votes cast in Madison County, these tallies include votes from district residents living in Fayette and Franklin counties.)


Madison County Board of Developmental Disabilities

(Renewal of a 1-mill, five year tax levy for operating expenses)

*For the tax levy               4,016 (74.1%)

Against the tax levy         1,404 (25.9%)


Madison County 9-1-1

(1-mill, five year tax levy for maintaining and operating the county’s 9-1-1 emergency call system)

*For the tax levy               3,483 (64.45%)

Against the tax levy         1,921 (35.55%)


Stokes Township

(0.3-mill, five-year tax levy for cemetery maintenance and operation)

*For the tax levy               66 (64.08%)

Against the tax levy         37 (35.92%)



The following are results for the contested races. Go line to for full results.


Republican nomination for County Commissioner

Jesse E. Bobo     657 (17.9%)

Michael K. Boerger          1,142 (31.12%)

*Tony K. Xenikis  1,512 (41.2%)

(Note: 359 votes were cast for a candidate who withdrew from the race.)


Somerford rep for Republican Central Committee

Dorrian R. Amling             47 (39.17%)

*Bryan D. Dhume               73 (60.83%)

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