Issues and candidates for Nov. 8 ballot

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(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.

ISSUES
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.

VOTER INFORMATION
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.

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