MIAMI COUNTY — Miami County candidates have filed for a variety of offices for the Nov. 5 general election.
Candidate filings are unofficial and will not be certified until the board of elections meets at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16.
The following is a list of residents who filed for board of education seats, which have a four-year term. An asterisk denotes a contested race:
Piqua City School: Clint Bostick and Steven Fraizer
*Troy City Schools: Susan Borchers, Michael Ham, Steven Pedler, Douglas Trostle — Vying for three seats
Borchers was appointed to the board to fill the unexpired term of William Overla.
Bradford Exempted Village Schools: Maria Brewer and Scott Swabb
Covington Exempted Village Schools: Mark Miller and Kerry Murphy
Tipp City Exempted Village Schools: Theresa Dunaway, Samuel Spano, Anne Zakkour
Bethel Local Schools: Lori Sebastian
Miami East Local Schools: John E. Demmitt and Mark Iiames
Milton-Union Local Schools: Jessica Brumbaugh, Lori Parson, Beth Stasiak
*Newton Local Schools: Bridget Haines, Nate Oburn, Tonia Schauer — Vying for two seats
Miami County ESC: Michael Van Haaren (Bethel) and Janel Hodges (Newton)
The following is a list of residents who filed for city seats:
City of Piqua: Thomas Scott Fogt (1st Ward Commissioner), Cindy Pearson (2nd Ward Commissioner), Kathryn (Kazy) B. Hinds (5th Ward Commissioner)
Tipp City: John Haywood, Michael McFarland, Logan Rogers
Village of Bradford: Don Stump (Mayor), Brenda Selanders (Clerk/Treasurer), Galen Balmert (Council), Robert Dougherty (Council)
Village of Casstown: Dawn Vanover (Mayor), Laura Gates (Council), Nikki Frazier (Council)
*Village of Covington: Edward McCord (Mayor), Joyce Robertson (Mayor); *Council: Jesse Reynolds, Judith Smith, Keith Warner — Contested race for mayor, vying for two seats on council
Village of Fletcher: Penny Reed (Mayor), Michael Till (Council)
Village of Laura: Angela Deere (Mayor)
*Village of Pleasant Hill: Leonard Wirz (Mayor); Stanley Fessler (Board of Trustee of public affairs); Council: Judith Barga, Brenda Carroll, Alisha Wood—Vying for two seats on council
Village of West Milton: B. Scott Hurst (Vice-Mayor); Council: Sarah Copp, Christopher Horn, Greg Tracy
The following residents filed for township trustee positions:
Bethel Township: Deborah Watson (Fiscal officer); Trustee: Gary Biggs
Brown Township: Art Bowser (Fiscal officer); Trustee: John Beal
Concord Township: William Whidden (Fiscal officer); Trustee: Neil Rhoades
*Elizabeth Township: Mary Ann Mumford (Fiscal officer): Trustee: Jerry Paulus, John Ryman
*Lostcreek Township: Walter Pemberton (Fiscal officer): Trustee: Darrell Davis, Richard Walker
*Monroe Township: Lawrence Becker (Fiscal officer): Trustee: Lauryn Bayliff, Chuck Elliott, Greg Siefring, William Jamie Watkins —Vying for one seat
Newberry Township: Mary Benedict (Fiscal officer): Trustee: J. Jason Sargent.
Springcreek Township: Robert Black (Fiscal officer): Trustee: Thomas Hill, Douglas DeWeese
Hill was previously appointed to the position.
Staunton Township: Sarah Fine (Fiscal officer): Trustee: Jeff Cron
Union Township: Marjorie Coate (Fiscal officer): Trustee: Phil Mote
Washington Township: Mikel Brown (Fiscal officer): Trustee Matthew Hartley
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