Primary election results

(Posted March 20, 2024)

The city of London and the Madison-Plains Local School District each were on the March 19 primary election ballot for repeat attempts at securing tax funding. Both attempts failed.

London was seeking a 0.25 percent income tax for seven years for funding for the city’s fire and EMS department. The request failed 711-810.

Madison-Plains was seeking a bond issue for construction of a new facility to serve students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade and career tech. The request failed 700-1,377.

Voters passed Range Township’s request for renewal of a five-year renewal of a 1.2-mill levy for cemetery maintenance. The vote tally was 173-73.

All three liquor options on the ballot for Plain City West passed.

West Jefferson resident Brendan Shea won the Republican nomination for the county commissioner seat that starts Jan. 2, 2025, beating out Cory Coburn, Jim King, and incumbent Mark Forrest. This was the only contested race for local offices in the election.

Of Madison County’s 26,361 registered voters, 7,389 cast ballots in the primary election, for a 28 percent voter turnout.

The Madison County Board of Elections released the following unofficial results of the March 19 primary election on election night.


County Commissioner

(Term starting Jan. 2, 2025)

Cory Coburn           1,043  (18.11%)

Mark A. Forrest       1,228  (21.32%%)

Jim King                 182  (3.16%)

*Brendan Shea        3,307  (57.41%)


County Commissioner

(Term starting Jan. 3, 2025)

*Chris A. Wallace      4,188  (100%)


County Prosecuting Attorney

*Nicholas A. Adkins    4,383  (100%)


Common Pleas Clerk of Court

*Erin Bauer              4,258  (100%)


County Sheriff

*John Swaney          4,664  (100%)


County Recorder

*Rachel Fisher          4,436  (100%)


County Treasurer

*Stacey McKenzie     4,401  (100%)


County Engineer

*Bryan Dhume         4,441  (100%)


County Coroner

*James W. Kaehr      4,461  (100%)



City of London

(0.25 percent income tax increase for seven years for the London Fire and EMS Department)

For the income tax           711  (46.75%)

*Against the income tax   810  (53.25%)


Madison-Plains Local Schools

(Bond issue to build a new school facility for  pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, 5.4 mills for a maximum of 37 years)

For the bond issue 700                (33.70%)

*Against the bond issue 1,377     (66.3%)


Range Township

(Renewal of a 1.2-mill property tax for five years for maintaining and operating Range Township cemeteries)

*For the tax levy 173        (70.33%)

Against the tax levy 73     (29.67%)


Plain City West

(Shall the sale of spiritous liquors by the glass be permitted in Plain City West?)

*Yes 346    (77.06%)

No 103       (22.94%)


Plain City West

(Shall the sale of wine and mixed beverages, of the same types as may be legally sold in this precinct on other days of the week, be permitted in Plain City West for consumption off the premises where sold on Sunday?)

*Yes 323     (71.94%)

No 126        (28.06%)


Plain City West

(Shall the sale of intoxicating liquor, of the same types as may be legally sold in this precinct on other days of the week, be permitted in Plain City West for consumption on the premises where sold, on Sunday, at licensed premises where the sale of food and other goods and services exceeds 50 percent of the total gross receipts of the permit holder at the premises?)

*Yes 329     (73.11%)

No 121       (26.89%)

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