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Carlisle, Foor will remain Etna trustees

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Incumbent Etna Township trustees John Carlisle and Randy Foor held off challenger Kathy Johnston in the Nov. 5 election.

Carlisle (1,466 votes) and Foor (1,463 votes) each received about 35 percent of the total votes cast, according to unofficial results from the Licking County Board of Elections.

Johnston received 1,262 votes, or 30 percent of the vote, the elections board reported.

Carlisle, the president of the board of trustees, was elected to his second term.

"I really enjoyed this campaign and the overwhelming support of residents even during the campaign," he said. "The overall overwhelming support for my re-election, I can't say enough for the way residents reached out. I can't thank them enough for the vote of support.

"I feel pretty confident about the way the residents voted and I vow to continue putting Etna to forefront and pushing us forward."

Foor also was elected to his second term.

"I'm excited to be re-elected as an Etna Township trustee and appreciate all of the support from the residents," Foor said. "I look forward to serving another term and working to make our community even better than it already is.

"We have a number of upcoming projects like Taylor Road and Safe Routes to School; as well as some new ideas on how to generate more community involvement. I'm ready to work with the board and our staff to keep moving in a positive direction."

Johnston said she hopes the trustees will consider some of the issues she raised during her campaign, including being more transparent and providing better zoning enforcement and police protection.

"That was the upside of the whole campaign, knocking on doors and meeting new people, just listening to what they think is important to the community at large," Johnston said.

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