Election coverage in Wednesday’s R-H

In this Wednesday’s edition of the Record-Herald, look for extensive coverage of this year’s upcoming general election in Fayette County.

For the second time this year, Washington C.H. Municipal Court Judge Victor Pontious will be challenged in an election.

After winning the Republican primary election over Susan Wollscheid, Pontious will now face off against Steve Eckstein, former Fayette County Prosecutor, in the Nov. 7 general election.

In the Washington C.H. City Council race, five individuals are running for four open slots: incumbents Ted Hawk, Dale Lynch and Kimberlee Bonnell are running for another term and they will be challenged by newcomers, Caleb Johnson and Stephen Shiltz.

Current city council member Leah Foster will not run for another term and is instead running for a seat on the Washington C.H. City Schools Board of Education. Two will be elected to the school board from a group of five: Foster, incumbent and current board president Ken Upthegrove, Donald Branham, Mark Chrisman and John Minyo.

Several township trustee races and local issues will also be on the ballot.