Gallia voters decide races for school boards, townships and more


By Brittany Hively - bhively@aimmediamidwest.com



Voters lineup to cast their ballots for the 2021 Ohio General Election on Tuesday at the First Baptist Church/Ohio Valley Christian School precinct in Gallipolis.

Voters lineup to cast their ballots for the 2021 Ohio General Election on Tuesday at the First Baptist Church/Ohio Valley Christian School precinct in Gallipolis.


Brittany Hively | OVP

GALLIPOLIS — Gallia County residents went to the polls to vote in the 2021 Ohio General Election Tuesday with 3,773 voters casting ballots out of 18,776 registered voters.

There are a total of 24 provisional ballots, with 21 on Election day and three from early voting. Gallia County Board of Elections Director, Chris Burnett said provisional and early ballots will be tallied by Nov. 19, the official election date.

“Provisionals that count and any mail-in ballots that come in, postmarked on Monday [and] come in within the next 10 days will also be counted,” Burnett said.

The unofficial election results are in from the Gallia County Board of Elections as follows:

Unofficial council results across Gallia County:

Centerville Village Council candidates: Ann Daniels had 23 votes, Denise R. Karr had 22 votes and Robert Terry had 15 votes. There were four available seats.

Gallipolis City Commission candidates: Albert J. Gallagher received 165 votes, R. William Jenkins received 173 votes and William B. Thomas received 278 votes. There were three available seats.

Rio Grande Village Council candidates: Cory Camden received 44 votes, Annette P. Ward received 44 votes and Amy R. Wilson received 38 votes. There were four available seats.

Vinton Village Council: Karen A. Patterson 46 votes. There were four available seats.

Unofficial results for township trustees, fiscal officers, board of public affairs:

Addison TWP trustees candidates, Fred F. Burnett recieved 140 votes and Tony Hughes received 169 votes. There were two available seats.

Cheshire TWP Trustee candidates, Mike Conkle had 72 votes and James D. Taylor had 61 votes. There were two available seats.

Clay TWP Trustee candidates, David G. Kerns received 105 votes, Travis Mooney received 157 votes and Brady L. Sawin with 181 votes. There were two available seats.

Gallipolis TWP Trustee candidates, Harry Dean Brownell with 245 votes, Carroll Ronnie Carmichael with 208 votes and Lloyd E. Danner with 397 votes. There were two available seats.

Gallipolis TWP fiscal officer: Helenlu Morgan 384 votes.

Greenfield TWP Trustee candidates, Justin Carter with 30 votes, Charles E. Chambers Jr. with 105 votes and J. Fred Sites II with 71 votes. There were two available seats.

Green TWP Trustee with terms ending in 2022 were Lonnie Boggs with 466 and Joseph Graham (write-in) with 62 votes. There were two available seats.

Green TWP Trustee with term ending in 2023 candidate, Clarke M Saunders with 438 votes.

Guyan TWP Trustee candidates John H. Cardwell with 121 votes and Jeff Fowler with 138 votes. There were two available seats.

Harrison TWP Trustee candidates, Margaret M. Adkins with 96 votes and Bobby Angel with 97 votes. There were two available seats.

Huntington TWP Trustee candidates, Jeff Oiler with 210 votes, Roger Shadwick with 220 votes and Gary W. Truance with 98 votes. There were two available seats.

Morgan TWP Trustee candidates, Jeff Ferrell with 71 votes, John Manley with 131 votes, Richard G. Shaddeau Sr. with 91 votes and Brett Unroe with 103 votes. There were two available seats.

Morgan TWP fiscal officer: Laura Yost 176 votes.

Ohio TWP Trustee candidates, Mike Daines with 68 votes and James E. Waugh with 54 votes. There were two available seats.

Perry TWP Trustee candidates, Mark Hager with 89 and Jeffrey A. Pope with 86 votes. There were two available seats.

Racoon TWP Trustee candidates, Matthew Roberts with 165 votes and Ronald K. White with 155 votes. There were two available seats.

Springfield TWP Trustee candidates, Scott L. Howell with 251 votes and Vaughn Taylor with 249 votes. There were two available seats.

Walnut TWP Trustee candidates, Steven Glen Owens with 75 votes and Nicholas Tabor with 85 votes. There were two available seats. Richard Ingles was listed on the early ballots before Election Day, Burnett confirmed Ingles withdrew is candidacy. Any votes for Ingles will be deemed void.

Rio Grande Board of Public Affairs: Jennifer A. Easter, 44 votes.

Unofficial results school board positions in Gallia County:

Fairland candidates Martin Appleton with 21 votes, Jeff Bennett with 27 votes and Gary Sowards with 26 votes. There were three available seats.

City of Gallipolis candidates Lynn Angell with 957 votes and Alex Saunders with 1,120 votes. There were two available seats.

Gallia Local candidates Jeffery A. Halley with 1,106 votes, Brent A. Schultz with 887 votes, Brandon Twyman with 996 votes and Paula E. Whitt with 922 votes. There were three available seats.

Symmes Valley candidates Steven D. Brown with 21 votes, Uriah Cade with 35 votes, Tammie L. Myers with 4 votes, Josh Saunders with 27 votes and Derek L. Wilson with 20 votes. There were three available seats.

Lawrence Governing Board candidates are Phil Carpenter with 43 votes, Ray Malone with 47 votes and Carla Salyer with 35 votes. There were three available seats.

Gallia-Vinton Board unopposed:

Phyllis J. Fowler #4 with 328 votes

Ernestine E. Smith #6 with 426 votes

Unofficial levy results in Gallia County:

Gallia County Replacement levy for expenses of health district: 2,142 votes for the levy and 1,550 against the levy.

The City of Gallipolis to amend section 9 of the Gallipolis City Charter had 325 voting yes on the levy and 27 voting no on the levy.

The Clay Township renewal levy for fire: 205 were for the levy and 69 were against the levy.

The Greenfield Township replacement tax levy for fire had 91 votes for the levy and 40 votes against the levy.

The Perry Township renewal tax levy for fire had 105 votes for the levy and 22 votes against the levy.

The Lawrence County Joint Vocational School District renewal levy for improvements had 39 votes for the levy and 45 votes against the levy.

The Gallipolis Township local option had 91 votes for the levy and 84 votes against the levy.

The Gallipolis Township voted for local liquor option and Sunday sales with 73 votes for the option and 104 against the option.

Results reflect Gallia County unofficial totals, only. Information provided by the Gallia County Board of Elections and the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office.

Editor’s note: Early voting numbers include ballots cast in-person and absentees received and processed prior to Election Day.

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By Brittany Hively

bhively@aimmediamidwest.com

Brittany Hively is a staff writer for Ohio Valley Publishing. Follow her on Twitter @britthively; reach her at (740) 446-2342 ext 2555.

Brittany Hively is a staff writer for Ohio Valley Publishing. Follow her on Twitter @britthively; reach her at (740) 446-2342 ext 2555.