General election filing deadline Thursday
The deadline for filing a petition to run for office in the November general election is 4 p.m. Thursday.
According to information from the board of elections office, 86 have filed petitions seeking several dozen seats on school boards, village and city councils and to run as township trustees.
Board of Elections Deputy Director Eric Bradshaw said 53 people have picked up petitions but have yet to file them. He is anticipating this year will be no different from previous ones and many office seekers will wait until the filing deadline to hand in their necessary paperwork.
“Right at the end of the day we’ll get busy. Two people picked up petitions today, with the deadline just two days away,” Bradshaw said. “Then Friday is when we’ll have a board meeting and certify everything.”
The courthouse may well be a crowded place Thursday as political hopefuls jostle along corridors next to people attending the third delinquent real estate tax auction that begins at 9 a.m. Both the board of elections office and the tax sale are on the first floor of the Lawrence County Courthouse.
If the 2010 election seems a long way off to you, three Lawrence Countians apparently have a different opinion.
Stephen Dale Burcham, a Democrat, has filed to run for county auditor next year; Burcham is the sitting county treasurer.
County Commissioner Jason Stephens, a Republican, has picked up a petition to run for auditor but has not yet filed.
Additionally, Pedro businessman Gene Cox, a Republican, has picked up a petition to run for county commissioner next year but has not yet filed his petition.
Thus far, these people have filed their necessary paperwork to seek elective office in November.
Aid — 2
Brian Pancake, John Robinson, Wayne Taylor and George Gabriel Patterson
Decatur — 2
Ronnie Cox, Tim Blagg
Elizabeth — 2
Greg Boggs, Ron
Maynard, Brian Kidd, Ricky Markel and
Fayette — 2
Simon Gore, Mike
Finley and Perry Brock
Hamilton — 2
Forrest Kerns Jr. and Larry Fraley
Lawrence — 2
Scott Gore and Verna Harper
Mason — 2
Jamie Klaiber, Shannon Payne, Justin Simpson and Stephen S. Colegrove
Perry — 2
Barry Blankenship and Jeff Joseph
Rome — 2
Dean Cooper, Mark Bailey and Brian Pinkerman
Symmes — 2
Ronald Hatfield and Fayne Taylor
Union — 2
Mike Curry, Rick Gue
and Doug Baise
Upper — 2
Christopher Knipp, Robert J. Ackerman
Washington — 2
Jerry E. Kelley
Windsor — 2
Donald Adkins, Donald Rigney and Robert E. Burcham
City and village races
Athalia — 4
Chesapeake — 4
Coal Grove — 4
Philip Roush and Juelda Collins
Hanging Rock — 4
Ironton — 4
Bob Cleary, Leo Johnson, Hugh Donald Scott and Beth Rist
Proctorville — 4
Brenda Chapman, Justin Wurtzler, Raymond W. Shephard and Larry David Peters
South Point — 4
Robert Armstrong, Ronald West, Danny A. Smith and David Classing.
Lawrence County ESC — 3
Roland Hayes, Phillip Carpenter and Ray I. Malone
Chesapeake — 2
Kenneth Wolfe, Jerry Osborne, Grover Smith and Charles Sanders
Dawson-Bryant — 3
Michael Nourse, Jamie Murphy, Katy Ford, Sadie Mulkey and Tim Stormes
Fairland — 3
(plus one unexpired term)
Greg Crabtree and
(for unexpired term)
Ironton — 2
Jay Zornes, A. Burton Payne and Jerry Brownstead
Rock Hill — 2
Wanda Jenkins and Paul David Knipp
South Point — 2
Rita Vance, Terry Blake, Les York and Rose Christian
Symmes Valley — 3
Chris Thompson, Hope Rowe, S. Kent Wells and Tommy Shepherd