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Posted on: October 10, 2017

General Election is Nov. 7

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The General Election is on Tuesday, Nov. 7, and early and absentee voting begins Oct. 11.


There are several Galion city offices on the ballot:


Mayor

Kenneth Bodkins, Sr.

Jim Hedges

Thomas O’Leary


Council President

Carl Watt


City Auditor

Susan Bean

Paula Durbin

Brian Treisch


Law Director

Thomas Palmer

Roberta Wade


Council-At-Large (vote for three)

Gail Baldinger

Shirley Clark

Thomas Fellner

Alice Matthews

Carrie Zeger


First Ward

Bill Comerford


Second Ward

Mark Triplett


Third Ward

Joe Haley

Mike Richart


Fourth Ward

Jennifer Kuns

Tammy Siclair-Erlsten


Also, Galion City Schools has two open seats on the Board of Education. Candidates are:

Debra Donaldson

Write-In


In local issues, the Crawford-Marion Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMH Board) is seeking a tax renewal for the purpose of current expenses. The rate is not to exceed 1 mill for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.10 for each one hundred dollars of valuation.


Crawford County Children Services is seeking an additional tax for operating and capital services to support children services and the care and placement of children. The rate is not to exceed 1.5 mills for each one dollar of valuation.


There are also two statewide ballot issues.


State Issue 1: To repeal and replace the existing language in Section 10a of Article I of the Constitution of the State of Ohio.


State Issue 2: To require state agencies to not pay more for prescription drugs than the federal Department of Veterans Affairs and require state payment of attorney fees and expenses to specific individuals for defense of the law.


Full ballot language for these state issues is available by clicking here.


The Crawford County Board of Elections is located at 112 East Mansfield Street, Suite A, in Bucyrus. The phone number is 419-562-8721 and office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  You can also visit the Secretary of State’s website for further voting information.

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