The county Board of Elections on Thursday certified all candidates and issues filed by the Aug. 10 deadline for the Nov. 8 election.
The only contested race in Champaign County is for an open county commissioner seat. Incumbent Republican David E. Faulkner and Independent challenger Barnaby S. Ofori will vie for the post.
Other contested races are statewide – such as incumbent Republican Ohio Sen. Rob Portman facing challenger Democrat Ted Strickland and Green Party challenger Joseph R. DeMare – and nationwide, including the presidential race.
There will be a number of city and county issues on local ballots, ranging from a renewal levy for the Champaign Health District to additional levies for the Champaign County Historical Society and the village of St. Paris. There are also several township issues for emergency services, roadway repair or current expenses.
A full list of candidates and issues were reported in the Aug. 11 Daily Citizen.
The write-in candidate deadline is Aug. 29, Champaign County Board of Elections Director Meredith Bodey said.
The board of elections appointed Jodi Flora as deputy director in April. She replaced Bodey, who moved into the director position when former director Kathy Meyer resigned.
Flora is a former Champaign County Auditor’s Office employee. She said she is enjoying her new post.
“I’m thrilled to be here,” she said. “I feel blessed to have this opportunity, to help educate our county on voting.”
Flora said she likes working with the public, so she felt this position would be a good way to do that.
“We just love having her here,” Bodey said. “We picked her because of her accounting background. That is a big help for us.”
Casey S. Elliott may be reached at 937-652-1331 ext. 1772 or on Twitter @UDCElliott.
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