Reynoldsburg voters will have a school district operating levy, three statewide issues, a county children services levy and a long list of candidates to choose from in the Nov. 3 general election.

Reynoldsburg voters will have a school district operating levy, three statewide issues, a county children services levy and a long list of candidates to choose from in the Nov. 3 general election.

Eight candidates are seeking election to fill three seats on the board of education, five people are hoping to be chosen to fill three city council seats and three candidates are running for two seats on the Truro Township Board of Trustees.

Board of education candidates include incumbents Cheryl Max, James A. Slonaker Jr. and Andrew Swope, as well as G. Daryl Albrecht, Kristin J. Bryant, Ryan Brzezinski, David Hedrick, Anna Lulianelli, Leanora A. Jenkins and Elaine M. Tornero.

The five candidates seeking three seats on Reynoldsburg City Council are Republicans Barth Cotner, Nathan Burd and Christopher Long and Democrats Cornelius McGrady III and Donna Shirey. Cotner and Shirey are incumbents.

In Truro Township, Bill Smith, Barbara Strussion and Dennis Nicodemus are seeking election to two trustee seats. Strussion and Nicodemus are incumbents.

City Auditor Richard E. Harris is running unopposed in his bid for re-election.

Issue 46, a 9.9-mill levy, will be the third attempt in a year by the Reynoldsburg school district to convince taxpayers to approve an operating levy. The first, a 6.9-mill operating levy, was rejected in November 2008 and a 15.6-mill levy was turned down in May.

According to the Franklin County Auditor's Office, it would cost an additional $303.19 per $100,000 of home valuation.

The three statewide issues on the ballot are all proposed amendments to the Ohio Constitution.

Issue 1 would authorize the state to issue bonds to provide compensation to military veterans who served in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Persian Gulf.

Issue 2 would create the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board to establish and implement standards of care for livestock and poultry.

Issue 3 would allow gambling one gambling casino to be operated in each of four cities: Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Toledo.

The 3.1-mill Franklin County Children Services levy would replace a 3.15-mill levy that expires in December. It is currently being collected at a rate of 2.17 mills because of millage rollback provisions in Ohio law that prevent voter-approved property taxes from rising as a result of increases in property values.

Voter approval of the replacement levy on Nov. 3 would increase the collection rate to 3.1 mills.

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