Issues and Candidates for the Residents on the Western Side of Warren County
WARREN COUNTY, OHIO -- Boarder lines for cities and school districts do not always follow county lines. Because of this, many of the residents who live near Warren County's western boarder maybe in the City of Middletown or City of Monroe Corporations or maybe in the Middletown City School District, Monroe Local School District or the Princeton City School District, which all are also in Butler County.
To help our Warren County residents, who live in any of these areas, here are the issues and candidates you will see on the Nov. 7, 2023 ballot.
City of Middletown
City of Middletown residents, who are registered to vote will be choosing a new mayor and two new council people. Middletown's Council consist of four members of council plus a mayor. Current Mayor Nicole A. Condrey is not running for re-election and neither are council members Talbott C. Moon and Monica Nenni.
Two individuals are competing for the Middletown Mayor title. They are:
- Joe Mulligan
- Elizabeth Slamka
There are 5 individuals and a write-in running for the two seats that are up for election on Middletown Council. They are:
- Jennifer Burg-Carter
- Clayton Castle
- John Ferrando
- Jeffrey L. Wellbaum
- Steven West II
- Write-in candidate
City of Monroe
City of Monroe residents will be voting on two proposed ordinances and four council members on the November 7, 2023 ballot.
Electric Aggregation - A majority affirmative vote is necessary for passage.
Shall the City of Monroe have the authority to aggregate the retail electric loads located in the City of Monroe, and for that purpose, enter into service agreements to facilitate for those loads the sale and purchase of electricity, such aggregation to occur automatically except where any person elects to opt out?
Gas Aggregation - A majority affirmative vote is necessary for passage.
Shall the City of Monroe have the authority to aggregate the retail natural gas loads located in the City of Monroe, and for that purpose, enter into service agreements to facilitate for those loads the sale and purchase of natural gas, such aggregation to occur automatically except where any person elects to opt out?
Monroe Council is made out of 7 council members who are elected to serve a 4-year term. This year, four of the seven seats are up for election. There are six individuals running for the four spots. They are:
- Keith M. Funk (incumbent)
- Michael Graves (incumbent)
- Thomas Hagedorn
- Christina McElfresh (incumbent)
- Randy Smith
- Candice N. Smith-Bowling
MONROE LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
Two of the five seats are up for election. Running to fill these two seats are incumbents:
- David Grant
- Tom Leeds
MIDDLETOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT
Three of the five seats are up for election. There are five people seeking to fill the three seats. They are:
- Charles Cokeley
- Anita Scheibert (incumbent)
- Holly Snow
- Verlena L. Stewart (incumbent)
- Chris Urso (incumbent)
PRINCETON CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Three of the five seats are up for election. There are four people seeking to fill the three seats. They are:
- Gina Ruffin Moore (incumbent)
- Cassandra A. Saines
- Jon Myron Simons (incumbent)
- Susan Elizabeth Wyder (incumbent)
Last day to register to vote is Tuesday Oct. 10 for the Nov., 7 2023 General Election. Early voting then begins Oct., 11.
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