Election Results

posted by Bob Neal - 

There was a low turnout for Primary election day yesterday. Only 13 percent of Ross County voters cast ballots. That was enough to rescue the Ross County Health District. Facing massive cuts after November's loss, the health levy passed with 53 percent of the vote to 47 percent. The ADAMH levy for drug addiction and mental health services failed. Voters in Pickaway County and Fayette County supported the levy but voters in Ross, Pike and Highland county voted no. The measure lost by a thousand votes across the Paint Valley ADAMH board's service area. The Unioto levy failed. Supporters were only able to convince 40 percent of voters in the Union Scioto school district to support the income tax. Sixty percent voted against it. The actual vote total was 884 against and 582 in favor. In Fayette County, the Miami Trace school levy passed with 56 percent of the vote to only 44 percent against. Circleville City Council President David Crawford overwhelmingly wins a primary challenge from Michael Parks. Crawford winning with over 83 percent of the vote. The New Holland community Center levy failed according to unofficial results. 60 voters in the village said no and only 52 said yes. Wellston city Treasurer Peg Barber survived a primary challenge from Tina Stroud 146 to 135.

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