Election 2013 | Gahanna

Residents will vote on city tax increase a second time

Gahanna residents have another opportunity to vote on a proposed income-tax issue that would change the tax rate from 1.5 to 2.5 percent.

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Six candidates seek four seats

Gahanna-Jefferson Public School District residents will elect a new board majority when they go to the polls Nov. 5.

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Voters to choose one to four new members

Gahanna residents will elect at least one new council ward representative and as many as four new members total on Nov. 5.

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Voters to weigh in again on tax measure

Gahanna voters will see the same income-tax proposal on the Nov. 5 ballot that was defeated narrowly in May.

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Restore Gahanna opposes levy, says city overlooked alternatives

Gahanna faces organized opposition to the Nov. 5 proposed income-tax issue by residents known as Restore Gahanna.

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Citizens for a Strong Gahanna back Issue 17 for sustainability

A group called Citizens for a Strong Gahanna is supporting the city's proposed income-tax measure for what they define as a tax reform for sustainability.

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Demro opposes tax hike, touts council, military background

Ryan Patrick Demro, a former Lakewood City Council member, is challenging incumbent Brian Larick in the race for Ward 3.

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Larick supports tax issue, seeks 'efficient use of citizens' money'

Incumbent Brian Larick is being challenged by Ryan Patrick Demro in the race for Ward 3 on Gahanna City Council.

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Gergley opposes tax measure, would 'bring balance' to council

Joseph Gergley is seeking the Ward 4 Gahanna City Council seat, facing challenger Jamie Leeseberg.

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Leeseberg supports measure to maintain infrastructure

Jamie Leeseberg faces Joseph Gergley in the race for the Ward 4 Gahanna City Council seat.

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Wright supports tax reform as fairer, simpler approach

Incumbent Brandon Wright is seeking to return to the Ward 2 City Council seat.

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Schnetzer says he offers 'fiscally conservative' option

Michael Schnetzer is challenging incumbent Brandon Wright in a rematch for the Ward 2 council seat.

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Renner supports tax measure to build 'sustainable city'

Gahanna City Council President Stephen Renner is seeking re-election to the Ward 1 council seat, facing challenger Ray Kautz.

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Kautz opposes tax hike, says city should 'tighten belt'

Candidate Ray Kautz is challenging incumbent Stephen Renner in a race for the Ward 1 Gahanna City Council seat.

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Schuler would support levy to maintain, improve buildings

Gahanna-Jefferson School Board Vice President Jill Schuler is the only incumbent seeking re-election Nov. 5.

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Piccolantonio: Levy request should match community needs

Beryl Piccolantonio, a hearing officer for the Ohio Industrial Commission, is seeking one of three four-year terms on the Gahanna-Jefferson school board up for election Nov. 5.

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Phillips says experience makes him best candidate

Educator Jason Phillips is one of four candidates vying for three seats on the Gahanna-Jefferson Board of Education in the November general election.

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Campbell offers 'careful spending,' 'innovative thinking'

Matthew Campbell, 38, is one of four candidates seeking one of three open seats on the Gahanna-Jefferson Board of Education on Nov. 5.

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Steele: Timing isn't right for 2014 levy

Educator Charles Steele is seeking to fill the unexpired term of Heather Bishoff on the Gahanna-Jefferson Board of Education.

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Many candidates apply for Samuel's open council seat

Thirteen candidates, including two former longtime City Council members, are seeking an appointment to Gahanna City Council to fill the unexpired term of David Samuel, who resigned last month.

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Incumbent Anderson withdraws from City Council race

The Franklin County Board of Elections announced Sept. 3 it has accepted the withdrawal of Gahanna City Council member Beryl Anderson from the Nov. 5 election.

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Tax-reform measure would bring fairness

One of the questions I get asked most often about the tax reform issue back on the November ballot is a version of this: If the city is going to increase the income-tax credit given to those who work outside the city to 100 percent (from 83.3 percent), how can the city increase its revenue by the needed $8 million a year?

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Longtime elected officials share views on public service

While such organizations as the Ohio School Boards Association and the Ohio Municipal League offer training for newly elected council and school board members, veteran elected officials say nothing really prepares a candidate for public office.

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Tax issue back on the ballot Nov. 5

Gahanna City Council voted 5-1 to approve a resolution July 15 to go back on the ballot in November in an effort to get more residents to decide on an income-tax proposal that would increase the tax rate from 1.5 to 2.5 percent.

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Seven candidates look to fill four school board seats

Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools residents will have plenty of choices when they go to the ballot in November.

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Incumbents to face challengers in four ward seats in Nov. 5 election

Gahanna residents will have a choice of candidates for each of the city's four council ward seats, with three options for Ward 4.

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Samuel resigns, says he's moving to Florida

David Samuel, Gahanna at-large City Council member, has resigned effective immediately.

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Jefferson trustee facing challengers; Mifflin's running unopposed

Jefferson Township voters will have a choice in electing township trustees in November, but Mifflin Township has no candidates to challenge two incumbents.

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Parks and rec programs face cuts if revenues aren't generated

Gahanna's parks and recreation programs and personnel are poised to take a big hit if additional revenues aren't generated in the city.

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Residents: Try tax hike again in fall, when more people vote

Several local residents urged Gahanna City Council to place an income-tax levy back on the ballot in November to allow more voters to decide.

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Gahanna City Council moves to place tax hike on Nov. 5 ballot

Gahanna City Council is proceeding with legislation to go back to the voters in November with the same income-tax proposal that was defeated narrowly in May.

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