Current Time 8:24:53pm
Contested races finalized in Guernsey CountyWritten by Bill Cassler
Officials release long list of candidates competing in November election
GUERNSEY COUNTY, Ohio -- The Guernsey County Board of Elections has released the list of certified candidates for the upcoming general election on November 5.
There are two contested seats for Cambridge City Council. In the First Ward, Incumbent Democrat Art Clemenson will face two challengers, Republican Paul Fields and Independent Christina Drubel. And in the Third Ward, Republican Tom Snyder will take on Democrat Bill Wagstaff.
In the Village of Byesville, there are seven candidates running for four available seats on Council. Bill Albright, Margie M. Miller, Mark Curtis Hare, Randy L. Wray, Matt Costello, Robert R. Long and Jay Jackson have all tossed their hats in the ring to serve in Byesville. The race in the Village of Senecaville is contested as well, with six candidates vying for four open seats.
There is a race for three available seats on the Cambridge City School Board. James L. Gibson, Johanna Morris, Paul E. Arick, C. Charles Schaub II and Dan Carpenetti are in the running for those positions. And in the Rolling Hills School District the ballot is loaded with school board candidates. Seven hopefuls are seeking one of only three available seats. Cheryl R. Gadd, Richard F. Walters II, Jerry K. Gress, Chad Wittekind, Tom Kenworthy, Aaron S. Kirkman and Darlene Miser are in the running for what is shaping up to be a hotly contested race.
A number of races for township trustee in Guernsey County are contested as well. In Cambridge Township, Michael Lanzer, Randy Mercer, Dannie R. Johnson and Thomas W. Douglas are all seeking one of the two available seats. Dave Gombeda, Timothy R. Chesar and Rusty Winland are candidates for the two open seats in Jackson Township. There are also contested races in Liberty, Monroe, Oxford, Spencer and Wills Townships.
The Director of the Guernsey County Board of Elections, Sandra K. Miller has informed AVC News a new voting system will be put into place this November. The touch screens will be replaced by paper ballots. Voters will fill in their ballots with pens, which will then be scanned into a system. ADA requirements have been met for the new ballots as well.
Some reminders from the Board of Elections, the deadline for write-in candidates to file is August 26th at 4 pm. Absentee ballots will go out on October 1. And the registration deadline is October 7.