imageMEIGS COUNTY – Along with the presidential race this year, several local seats will be ones to watch and the Meigs County Board of Elections is ready to tally the results.

The primary will be March 15 in Ohio. Florida, Illinois, North Carolina and Missouri will also hold primary elections that day.

The Democratic Primary
The Democratic Primary ballot in Meigs County has several contested races.

For president, Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente, Bernie Saunders and Hillary Clinton are running.

For United States Senator, P.G. Sittenfeld, Ted Strickland and Kelli Prather are listed.

For Representavie to Congress (8th District) Michael L. Lorentz is running. Also listed is Michael Davenport, but Davenport has withdrawn from the election. His name will appear on the ballot, however.

Running unopposed is John P. O’Donnell for Justice of the Supreme Court with a full term commencing January 1, 2017.

Also running unopposed is Cynthia Rice for Justice of the Supreme Court with the full term commencing January 2, 2017.

Paul Rice and Valarie K. Gerlach are running for Judge of the Court of Appeals (4th District) with the full term commencing February 9, 2017.

Lou Gentile is seeking reelection as State Senator for the 30th District.

Eddie Smith and Sarah H. Grace are running for State Representative of the 94th District.

No Democrat candidates filed for: County Commissioner, either positions; Prosecuting Attorney; Clerk of Common Pleas; Meigs County Sheriff; Meigs County Recorder; Meigs County Treasurer; County Engineer; Coroner or for member of the County Central Committee.

The Republican Primary
The Republican Primary ballot in Meigs County also has several contested races.

For delegates at large and for the 6th District the following will appear on the ballot for the Republican nomination for president: Ben Carson; Chris Christie; Ted Cruz; Carly Fiorina; Mike Huckabee; John R. Kasich; Rand Paul; Marco Rubio; Rick Santorum; Donald J. Trump; and Jeb Bush.

Running for United States Senator is Rob Portman and Don Elijah Eckhart.

Bill Johnson is running for Representative to Congress for the 6th District.

For Chief Justice of the Supreme Court with the full term commencing January 1, 2017 is Maureen O’Connor.

For Justice of the Supreme Court with the full term commencing January 1, 2017 is Colleen Mary O’Toole and Pat Fischer.
Pat DeWine is running for Justice of the Supreme Court with the full term commencing January 2, 2017.

Matthew W. McFarland is on the ballot for Judge of the Court of Appeals of the 4th District with the full term commencing February 9, 2017.

Running for member of the State Central Committee (man) of the 30th District are Glenn Newman and Jim Carnes. For the women’s committee membership, Leanne Catherine Neuhart and Marilyn K. Ashcraft are running.

Frank Hoagland is running for State Senator of the 30th District.

Jay Edwards is also listed on the ballot for State Representative of the 94th District.

Larry D. Tucker and Randy Smith are both running for the nomination for County Commissioner with the full term commencing January 2, 2017.

Colleen S. Williams and James K. Stanley are running for Prosecuting Attorney of Meigs County.

Sammi Sisson Mugrage and Diane Lynch are running for Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas.

Kay Hill and Huey Eason are also on the ballot for County Recorder.

Peggy Yost is running unopposed for County Treasurer.

For County Engineer, Eugene Triplett is also running unopposed.

David Shuler is seeking election as member of the County Central Committee.

No Republican candidates filed for the positions of: County Commissioner with the full term commencing January 3, 2017; Meigs County Sheriff; or Coroner.

The Green Party Primary
The Green Party had two candidates filing for the primary election.

Joesph R. DeMare is running for United States Senator.

Jim Villani is running for member of State Central Committee of the 8th District.