The local ballot for the Nov. 3 general election will include several contested races, including Washington C.H. City Council, village offices and township offices.
The Fayette County Board of Elections approved the ballot during its meeting on Monday. “Everything went smoothly,” said Beth Ann Snyder, the deputy director. “It’s nice to see more people running for office.”
Although the filing date has passed, the final day for write-in candidates is Aug. 24.
In the City of Washington C.H., incumbents Jimmy D. Chrisman and Steven R. Jennings will run for city council along with challengers Trent Dye, Kendra M. Redd-Hernandez and Anthony Jay Yahn. Three will be elected from that group of five. Ben Roby, the current city council chairman, is not seeking another term.
With three spots to fill, three are running for positions on the Washington City Schools Board of Education. Incumbents N. Craig Copas and Jennifer Lynch as well as newcomer James A. Teeters are all running. Incumbent Mark Chrisman is not running again, according to the board of elections.
With two spots open, only two candidates are running for the Miami Trace Local Schools Board of Education: incumbents Charlie Andrews and Bruce Kirkpatrick.
In the Village of Jeffersonville, Bob Kinzer will run against David J. Krupla III, the incumbent, for mayor.
In the Village of Bloomingburg, two out of a group of four will be elected to the village council. Michael S. Baker and John David Scurlock will run along with incumbents Donald L. Fleak and Virgil Jones.
One will be elected as a Jasper Township Trustee between incumbent Richard Anders and Tyler Kingery.
Two are vying for the office of Paint Township fiscal officer: incumbent Richard D. Barton and Tonya D. Fleak.
In Wayne Township, trustee James W. Cooper isn’t running for another term as trustee, however, he is running for the township’s fiscal officer position against incumbent Cindy Seaton. This leaves one trustee position open with David Batson and Jarrod Posey vying for the spot.
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