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NEWARK- Licking County Commissioner Tim Bubb will serve a fourth term after defeating challenger James Snedden, Jr. 52,535 votes to 22,781, according to Tuesday night’s unofficial results. “I’ve been blessed to be selected to serve a fourth term,” Bubb said. He said most Ohio county commissioners serve an average of 2.5 terms, and to reach a fourth term means, “They must like what you’re doing. I’m really gratified by it.”

Bubb said he and his campaign staff never took anything for granted in the months leading up to the vote. “We put our campaign out there fully,” he said. “We work hard for the people of Licking County.”

Licking County Commissioner Duane Flowers was unopposed.

State Representative Bill Hayes will become Licking County Prosecutor after defeating challenger Chris Shook 47,916 votes to Shook’s 27,455 votes. Current Licking County Prosecutor Ken Oswalt chose to retire when his term ends this year. Hayes’ term in the Ohio House also ends this year, and he decided to take his political career in another direction by running for prosecutor.

• Clerk of Common Pleas Gary Walters, County Recorder Bryan Long, County Treasurer Olivia Parkinson, County Engineer Jared Knerr, and Coroner Michael Campolo all ran unopposed.

• Bowling Green Township’s one-mill renewal fire levy was approved by a 615 to 269 vote.• The Licking County MRDD one-mill renewal and 0.5-mill increase levy was approved 42,354 votes in favor to 35,797 votes opposed.



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