Council incumbents may face no opposition in November

Staff report

Four Republican incumbents seeking additional four-year terms on the Urbana City Council may have no opposition in the Nov. 7 election, since no Democrats or Independents filed by deadlines, according to the county Board of Elections.

Council members seeking another four years are Gene Fields, Ward 1; Dwight Paul, Ward 3; and at-large reps Tony Pena and Doug Hoffman. The write-in deadline for anyone wishing to oppose the incumbents on Nov. 7 is Aug. 28.

The Champaign County Board of Elections had an unusual primary election day Tuesday, as there were no local or state issues or candidates to place on ballots here. The Miami County Board of Elections handled any votes cast by 9 voters in Champaign County’s Jackson East precinct. These voters, part of the Miami East school district, could vote on the Miami Valley Career Technology Vocational School District’s 0.8-mill and 0.29-mill requests for a bond issue and a 0.34-mill property tax.

The Nov. 7 general election will be busier for the local BOE, with several non-partisan positions on ballots, including positions for township trustees and clerks, school board members and village council members. The deadline to file non-partisan candidate petitions and issues for Nov. 7 ballots is Aug. 9.

Staff report