2009-07-11 / News

Local candidates gearing up for Nov. 3 election

By Scott Rawdon

LAKE AREA- November seems far away, but candidates for municipal offices, school boards and township trustee are already gearing up for the November 3 election.

The first step is to circulate a petition among registered voters to get placed on the ballot. Petitions must be filed with the county boards of elections by 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 20.

Both Licking and Perry counties list the prospective candidates that have taken out a petition. Fairfield County does not.

Fairfield County Board of Elections Clerk Regina Gottliebson said her office doesn't record who takes out petitions, only who returns them to the board of elections. "When completed candidate petitions are received in our office, we then document the positions and names of those whom have filed," she said.

The Licking County list is current as of July 2 and the Perry County list is current as of July 6. Some prospective candidates may decide not to file a petition, while others will take out a petition in the coming days.

Licking County

(* designates incumbents)

Lakewood School Board:

*Joe Bowman Jr. *Trisha Good *Judy White Buckeye Lake Mayor Richard Baker Buckeye Lake Village

Council

A Kaye Hartman

Hebron Village Council

*John Guinsler

*Annelle Porter Bowling Green Township

Trustee Ben Hupp *Daniel Van Buren *Jeff Chorpenning Michael Pitcher Wilhelm D. Kern Jeff Baird

Geary Stepp

Patricia A. Volland

Licking Township Trustee

*John H. Holman John Freas *Dave Miller

Union Township Trustee

Charles Prince

Perry County

(* designates incumbents) Thornville Village Council

No one

Thorn Township Trustee

Dennis Lavender

*Rick Wilson

Dale Factor

Hopewell Township Trustee

Chad Wilkins

James Sturgeon Northern Local School

Board Daniel Snider

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