Local voters can expect a full primary ballot May 4.

Local voters can expect a full primary ballot May 4.

Seven Democrats will compete for the right to run for the 3rd Senate District seat in November against Republican Kevin Bacon and Libertarian William Yarbrough, a New Albany resident.

Bacon and Yarbrough are running unopposed in the primary.

David Goodman (R-New Albany) currently holds the seat but cannot seek re-election because of term limits.

Cortez Bogard, Roxyanne Burrus, Bev Campbell, Star Johnson, Ben Kessler, Mark Pfeifer and Jim Wiley will appear on the primary ballot for the 3rd Senate District.

Bogard, 40, lives in Gahanna and is president and CEO of Bogard Insurance and Financial Services.

Burrus, 59, is president and CEO of Cartier Burrus, a community development and planning consulting company. She lives in Reynoldsburg.

Campbell, 57, of Gahanna, is a financial analyst.

Johnson, 28, lives in Canal Winchester and is working on her master's degree in organizational management.

Kessler, 31, of Bexley, received the Democratic endorsement in February. He is a commercial real estate appraiser with Samuel D. Koon and Associates.

Pfeifer, 42, lives in Reynoldsburg and is a mortician with Pfeifer Funeral Homes.

Wiley, 65, of Obetz, is a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel.

In the 19th Ohio House District primary, incumbent Marian Harris is running unopposed. The Columbus Democrat will face Republican Anne Gonzales and Libertarian Michael Johnson, both of Westerville, in November.

New Albany resident and incumbent Nancy Garland will run unopposed in the primary for her seat in the 20th Ohio House District. She will be challenged in November by fellow New Albany resident Matthew Carle, a Republican, and Libertarian Lawrence Binsky of Bexley.

In the 12th Congressional District, incumbent Pat Tiberi of Genoa Township will be challenged by Andrew Zukowski of Columbus in the Republican primary. The Libertarian ticket pits Eddie Florek of Columbus against Travis Irvine of Bexley.

Democratic Franklin County Commissioner Paula Brooks faces no opposition in the 12th Congressional primary, while Columbus resident Robert Fitrakis is running as a certified write-in candidate.

New Albany resident and seated judge Kim Brown, a Republican, is running for re-election to the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas against Democrat Jamie Campbell, a Columbus resident.

Polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 4. Absentee ballots must be postmarked no later than May 3.

For information about polling locations, visit the Franklin County Board of Elections website at http://vote.franklincountyohio.gov.