By Wayne Allen
The Scioto County Board of Elections met this week to approve items to be on the ballot for the upcoming Nov. 4 General Election in Scioto County among other things.
Among the races and options appearing on the November ballot include Ohio’s gubernatorial race between democratic candidates Ed Fitzgerald and Sharen Swartz Neuhardt, republican candidates John Kasich and Mary Taylor, and Green Party candidates Anita Rios and Bob Fotrakis.
For Attorney General, voters will chose between democratic candidate David Pepper and republican candidate Mike DeWine. For Auditor of State, voters will chose between democratic candidate John Patrick Carney, republican candidate Dave Yost, and Libertarian Candidate Bob Bridges. For Secretary of State, voters will chose from democratic candidate Nina Turner, republican candidate Jon Husted, and Libertarian Candidate Kevin Knedler. For Treasurer of State, voters will chose between democratic candidate Connie Pillich and republican candidate Josh Mandel.
Voters will chose between Tom Letson and Sharon Kennedy for a Justice on the Ohio Supreme Court, and also between John O’Donnell and Judi French for a Justice on the Ohio Supreme Court.
In local races, voters will choose between democratic candidate Don Rachford and republican candidate Bryan Davis for Scioto County Commissioner. Voters also will choose between William T. Marshall and Michael Jones for Court of Common Pleas Judge.
For Second Congressional District Representatives, voters will choose between republican candidate Brad Wenstrup and democratic candidate Marek Tyszkiewicz. For Sixth Congressional District Representative, voters will chose between republican candidate Bill Johnson, democratic candidate Jennifer Garrison, and Green Party Candidate Dennis Lambert. For 90th District State Representative, voters will chose between republican candidate Terry Johnson and democratic candidate Thomas Jefferson Davis. For 10th District Representative on the State Board of Education, voters will chose from Michael Kinnamon and Ron Rudduck.
Local and questions and issues to appear on the ballot include the Portsmouth Public Library asking voters to renew their levy, and the city of Portsmouth asking voters to amend the charter when it comes to the limitation of taxing authority. The Village of New Boston asking voters to renew a levy for current expenses, Green Township is asking voters to consider aggregate electric and aggregate natural gas, and Valley Township is asking voters to approve a levy to construct a community service building.
There will be six local liquor options for various parts of Scioto County.
For more information about the Scioto County Board of Elections visit www.electionsonthe.net/oh/scioto.
Wayne Allen can be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 1933 or on Twitter @WayneallenPDT.