Candidates, issues appearing on March 17 Primary Election ballot


R-H Staff



PREBLE COUNTY — Some voters in Preble County will have a slate of candidates to select from and move forward to the November election, and some will have local issues to decide upon on the Tuesday, March 17 Primary Election ballot. Voters in Gratis will decided on additional taxes for emergency medical services and renewing funding for the Marion Lawrence Library — and residents of the Preble Shawnee Local School District will decided on a bond issue to help fund construction of a new Preble Shawnee Elementary School.

Some names will remain on ballots, despite candidates having publically announced they have suspended or ended their campaigns.

Candidates appearing on the Tuesday, March 17, Primary Election ballot include:

For President of the United States

Michael Bennet (D;) Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D;) Michael R. Bloomberg (D;) Cory Booker (D;) Pete Buttigieg (D;) Tulsi Gabbard (D;) Amy Klobuchar (D;) Deval Patrick (D;) Bernie Sanders (D;) Tom Steyer (D;) Donald J. Trump (R;) Elizabeth Warren (D.)

For county commissioner, term commencing Jan. 2, 2021:

Christopher M. Day (R)

Rachael Vonderhaar (R)

For county commissioner, term commencing Jan. 3, 2021:

Adam Craft (R)

Denise Robertson (R)

For prosecuting attorney:

Martin P. Votel (R)

For clerk of courts of Preble County Common Pleas Courts:

Brionne Reynolds (R)

For sheriff:

Michael L. Simpson (R)

For county recorder:

Jeanne Creech (R)

For county engineer:

R. Kyle Cross (R)

For coroner:

Mark S. Vosler (R)

For county treasurer:

Brenda K. White (R)

For Justice of the Supreme Court:

Sharon L. Kennedy (R)

John P. O’Donnell (D)

For Justice of the Supreme Court:

Jennifer Brunner (D)

Judi French (R)

For Common Pleas Court Judge (Probate/Juvenile)

Jenifer Kaye Overmyer (R)

For Representative to Congress (8th district:)

Warren Davidson (R)

Vanessa Enoch (D)

Matt Guyette (D)

Edward R. Meer (R)

For State Representative (43rd District):

Amy Cox (D)

Rodney Creech (R)

J. Todd Smith (R)

For Judge of Court of Appeals (12th District)

Mary Lynne Birck (R)

Matthew Byrne (R)

Bill Coley (R)

Noah E. Powers II (R)

For Judge of Court of Appeals (12th District)

Robert A. Hendrickson (R)

For State Central Committee — Republican man

Steven A. Bruns (R)

For State Central Committee — Republican woman

Mary Beth Kemme (R)

Primary Election Questions & Issues

1. Village of Gratis — EMS Operating Expenses, 2 mills, additional, 5 years.

2. Village of Gratis — Marion Lawrence Library, 1 mill, renewal, 5 years.

3. Preble Shawnee Local School District — Current Expenses, Income Tax 0.75 percent, additional, 5 years.

4. Preble Shawnee Local School District — Paying the local share of school construction under the State of Ohio Classroom Facilities Assistance Program, paying the cost of required locally funded initiatives, and paying the cost of improvements to school facilities (known as locally funded initiatives), together with, as applicable, new construction, improvements, renovations and additions to school facilities, site development, as well as equipment, furnishings, site improvements, and all necessary appurtenances therefore, principally for the construction of a new PK-5 Preble Shawnee Elementary School, in the principal amount of $10,155,365, Bond Issue, 3.75 mills, 25 years.

5. Edgewood City School District — Substitute, Providing for the necessary requirements of the school district, initial sum of $2,686,837, levy of 5.63 mills, 5 years.

6. Valley View Local School District — Income Tax, 0.5 percent, for Current Expenses and Bond Issue, Construction and renovating school facilities and locally funded initiatives, including safety and security improvements, under a program of the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission; furnishing and equipping the same; improving the sites thereof; and acquiring land and interests in the land as necessary, in the principal amount of $28,700,000, to be repaid annually over a maximum period of 37 years and levy 5.5 mills to pay the annual debt charges on the bonds, and to pay debt charges on any notes issued in anticipation of those bonds.

R-H Staff