Local candidates file for election


The following local candidates filed with the Franklin County Board of Elections to be placed on the Nov. 2 election ballot (the board of elections will certify the candidates’ petitions later in August):

Groveport city council (vote for four): Jack Rupp Jr., Becky Hutson, Wayne White, Scott Lockett, Edward G. Dildine, Cheryl Irving.

Groveport Madison board of education (vote for three): Seth Bower, LaToya Dowdell-Burger, Libby Gray, Polly Pierce, Wayne Bryan, Betty Simcox.

Madison Township trustee (vote for two): Debbie Miller, John Pritchard, Katherine Chipps, John Kershner.

Obetz village council (vote for four): Mike Kimbler, Bonnie Wiley, Todd Gibbs, Robert Cramer, Guiles Richardson, Jimmy Love.

Hamilton Township board of education (vote for three): Amber Clark, David Schutte, Jeff Sewell, Mary Isaac,Hillary Thompson, Damon Batchelder.

Hamilton Township trustee (vote for two): Chris Hann, Todd Blackstone.

Lockbourne village council: Bobbi Crouse, Tony Grandstaff.

Canal Winchester city council (vote for four): Brandon Hord, Chuck Carpenter, Laurie Amick, Patrick Shea, Chloe Green, Ashley Ward, Jill Amos.

Canal Winchester board of education (vote for three): Dave George, Michael Yonnotti, Monika Talley, Vangela Barnes, Maria Stewart.


  1. It would be helpful to understand what each candidate stands for and how they will procede to make it happen….. Names alone do not tell me much. Even pointers to where to find it would be helpful if they exist. I searched for a fe but no luck finding much.


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