(Posted Sept. 6, 2022)
By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor
Several issues will appear on Madison County ballots for the Nov. 8 general election. Three county-wide races for elected office, as well as races for state and federal elected office, also will be on the ballot.
• Jefferson Local Schools–The school district is seeking substitution of an existing 5.87-mill property tax levy for seven years for operating expenses. A substitution levy does not represent a new tax but does allow the school district to collect taxes on new growth.
• Jefferson Township Fire Department–The fire department is seeking renewal of an 11-mill levy with an increase of 1 mill for a total of 12 mills for a continuing period of time for operating expenses.
• Madison-Plains Local Schools–The school district is seeking renewal of a 2.5-mill property tax levy for five years for permanent improvements and the purchase of school buses.
• Pike Township–The township is seeking replacement of a 3.12-mill property tax levy for five years for fire protection and emergency squad services.
• Stokes Township–The township is seeking renewal of a 0.8-mill property tax levy for five years for fire protection services.
• Village of Midway–The village is seeking renewal of a 2.9-mill property tax levy for five years for current expenses.
• Madison County Board of Developmental Disabilities–The board is seeking renewal of a 1-mill property tax levy for five years for operation and maintenance of Fairhaven programs for people with disabilities.
• 9-1-1–The county is seeking renewal of a 1-mill levy for five years for the 9-1-1 emergency call system.
• City of London–The city is seeking a 0.4 percent income tax. Of that, 0.25 percent would go toward operation of the fire and EMS department. The other 0.15 percent would go toward debt service for construction of a new police department.
• West Jefferson A–Voters in West Jefferson’s Precinct A will decide on a local option for the sale of wine, mixed beverages, and spiritous liquors on Sundays by Clarence Bo Casto Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7005 at 1 Veterans Way, West Jefferson.
MADISON COUNTY CANDIDATES
• County commissioner–Tony Xenikis, a Republican, is the only candidate for the one county commission seat up for election. The term starts Jan. 1, 2023.
• County auditor–Jennifer Hunter, a Republican, is the only candidate for the county auditor seat up for election. The term starts March 13, 2023.
• Judge of Court of Common Pleas (general/domestic division)–Eamon P. Costello, a Republican, is the only candidate up for election for this judge seat. The term starts Jan. 1, 2023.
STATE and U.S. CANDIDATES
• Governor–Michael DeWine (R) and Nan Whaley (D
• Attorney General–Jeffrey A. Crossman (D) and David A. Yost (R)
• Secretary of State–Chelsea Clark (D), Frank LaRose (R), and Terpsehore O. Maras
• Treasurer–J. Scott Schertzer (D) and Robert Sprague (R)
• Auditor–Keith Faber (R) and Taylor Sappington (D)
• Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court–Jennifer L. Brunner and Sharon L. Kennedy
• Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court (term commencing Jan. 1, 2023)–Pat Fischer and Terri Jamison
• Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court (term commencing Jan. 2, 2023)–Pat DeWine and Marilyn Zayas
• U.S. Senate–Tim Ryan (D) and J.D. Vance (R)
• Representative to Congress 15th District–Mike Carey (R) and Gary Josephson (D)
• State Representative 12th District–Brian Stewart (R) and Matthew Briner (write-in)
• Judge of the Court of Appeals 12th District (term commencing Feb. 9, 2023)–Robin N. Piper
• Judge of the Court of Appeals 12th District (term commencing Feb. 10, 2023)–Mike Powell.
The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 8 election is Oct. 11. For more information, contact the Madison County Board of Elections at (740) 852-9424. The office is located at 1423 State Rte. 38 SE, London, and online at www.boe.ohio.gov/madison/. Hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday.