Fairfield County Commissioner races


Republicans maintained their hold on the three seats on the Fairfield County Board of Commissioners according to unofficial final results from the Fairfield County Board of Elections late Tuesday, Nov. 6.

With all precincts reporting at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Steven Davis and Dave Levacy cruised to victories.

Davis and Levacy will join Republican incumbent Mike Kiger on the board of commissioners, ensuring the office will be held exclusively by Republicans through 2014.

Davis and Levacy won their first elections to county office, defeating Democratic challengers Reed Bailey and George Hallarn, respectively.

Davis, a 48-year-old attorney from Lancaster who was appointed in January 2011 to fill a commissioner’s seat vacated by Jon Myers, defeated Bailey, a 59-year-old self-employed information technology professional from Bloom Township, by a count of 38,739 (61.7 percent) to 24,082 (38.3 percent).

“I’m certainly disappointed by the race for the presidency (of the United States), but in my own race I’ve excited to get a full term to work with,” Davis said.

“I look forward to getting to work tomorrow after a good night’s rest.

“I had a lot of friends and family that were very supportive, and I certainly appreciate that. I think I’ve gotten off to a real good start and look forward to continuing.”

Levacy, the 67-year-old owner-operator of Buckeye Lake Marina and president of Millersport Village Council, defeated Hallarn, a 64-year-old Greenfield Township trustee38,329 (60.2 percent) to 25,313 (39.8 percent).

Levacy will fill the seat held by Republican Judy Shupe who chose not to seek re-election.

“I appreciate all those who supported me, who voted for me, and I especially appreciate my family for sticking behind me,” Levacy said.

Levacy said he’d use both his public office and private sector experience to help guide his decisions as a commissioner.

“I do have that (Millersport Village Council) experience, as well as 42 years of business experience,” he said. “I expect to use that.”