Elections board rejects two candidate petitions for May 6 primary

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By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor

The Madison County Board of Elections rejected two petitions submitted by individuals hoping to run for elected office in the May 6 primary.

Ronald H. Roach, 2505 Chickasaw Dr., London, submitted a petition to run as a Democrat for Madison County commissioner. The elections board rejected the petition because it was not filled out completely. Roach failed to fill in the date of the primary election on his part petitions.

That leaves incumbent David Dhume, 4140 Old Columbus Road, London, a Republican, as the only partisan candidate to file for the seat.

While Roach can no longer run as a partisan or independent candidate for the seat, he can run as a write-in candidate in the Nov. 4 general election if he so chooses, said Tim Ward, elections board director. For the November election, the deadline to declare intent to run as a write-in candidate is Aug. 25. (The deadline to file as an independent candidate is May 5.)    

The elections board also rejected the petition submitted by Howard S. Foust, 4655 Middle Pike, West Jefferson, who filed to run for the Canaan Township seat on the Democratic Central Committee. Foust failed to designate the political party affiliation on one section of his petition.

The board’s certification of candidates for the May 6 primary election took place on Feb. 11. At that time, the board also accepted the withdrawls of two candidates.

Linda Kay Manning, 1301 Old Xenia Road, London, withdrew her petition to run for the Union Township seat on the Democratic Central Committee, leaving Frank W. Slagle as the only candidate for the position.

Gladys M. Griffith, 49 Deger Dr., London, withdrew her petition to run for the London 4 seat on the Republican Central Committee, leaving Stephen V. Saltsman as the only candidate for the seat.

With those two withdrawls, the only contested race on the May 6 primary ballot will be between Republicans Christopher J. Brown and Richard A. Dunkle, who are vying for the position of Madison County Common Pleas Court probate judge.

The candidate and issue filing deadline for the May 6 primary election was Feb. 5. The certified list of candidates and issues is as follows:

Madison County Commissioner  (one seat up for election, fouryear term)

• David Dhume, 4140 Old Columbus Road, London (Republican)

Madison County Auditor  (one seat up for election, fouryear term)

• Jennifer S. Hunter, 7775 Big Plain-Circleville Road, London (Republican)

Madison County Common Pleas Court, General and Domestic  (one seat up for election, unexpired term ending Dec. 31, 2016)

• Eamon P. Costello, 4080 Plumwood Court, Plain City (Republican)

Madison County Common Pleas Court, Probate  (one seat up for election, sixyear term)

• Christopher J. Brown, 53 S. West St., West Jefferson (Republican)

• Richard A. Dunkle, 9290 Danville Road, London (Republican)

Note: Sitting probate judge Glenn S. Hamilton did not file for re-election.

Democratic Central Committee  (one seat up for election in each precinct, fouryear terms)

• Choctaw Lake East—Paula J. Herald, 2560 Karok Drive, London

• Choctaw Lake West—Barbara Niemeyer, 2072 Palouse Drive, London

• Darby Township—Mary Theresa Casey-Fauver, 9899 Plain City Georgesville Road, Plain City

• London 1A—David T. Hackett Jr., 208 Park Ave., London

• London 2—Icle G. Davis, 820 Circle Drive, London

• Monroe Township—Kevin Stockham, 235 Arthur Bradley Road, London

• Oak Run Township—Mark E. Erbaugh, 3105 Big Plain-Circleville Road, London

• Plain City East—Frank S. Smith, 366 S Gay St., Plain City

• Union Township—Frank W. Slagle, 2520 State Route 56 SW, London

Republican Central Committee  (one seat up for election in each precinct, fouryear terms)

• Canaan Township—Matt Garman, 8505 Glen View Drive, Plain City

• Choctaw Lake West—F. Patrick Campbell, 2311 Pawnee Drive, London

• Darby Township—Robert L. Andras, 9611 Plain City Georgesville Road, Plain City

• Deercreek Township—Timothy W. Amling, 3641 State Route 142 SE, London

• Jefferson Township A—Timothy A. Ward, 3200 Taylor Blair Road, West Jefferson

• London 1A—Bonnie J. Hamilton, 87 Elm St., London

• London 2—Teresa A. Ames, 321 E High St., London           

• London 3—Steven L. Scaggs, 204 Olive St., London

• London 4—Stephen V. Saltsman, 102 N. Madison Road, London

• Midway/Range—Robert B. Edwards, 50 South St., Sedalia

• Monroe Township—Charles R. Fisher, 4940 Lafayette Plain City Road, London

• Mount Sterling—Lowell G. Anderson, 139 N. High St., Mount Sterling

• Paint Township—Clyde M. Hughes, 7040 Danville Road, London

• Plain City West—Shelley Costello, 4080 Plumwood Court, Plain City

• Somerford Township—Robert D. Henry, 2475 State Route 187, London

• Union Township—Marcella R. Bogenrife, 5005 State Route 38 SE, London

• West Jefferson A—Jim King, 370 W. Main St., West Jefferson

• West Jefferson B—Brenda Y. Lightfoot, 665 Hillsdale Drive, West Jefferson

Issues on the May 6 ballot

• Jefferson Local Schools:  1 percent income tax for current expenses, for five years starting Jan. 1, 2015

• Jonathan Alder Local Schools:  0.5 percent income tax for current expenses, for seven years, starting Jan. 1, 2015

• Madison-Plains Local Schools: 8 mills for current expenses, for a continuing period of time starting in 2014

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