Delaware County voters will select a new county commissioner and state representative at the polls Nov. 2.

Delaware County voters will select a new county commissioner and state representative at the polls Nov. 2.

Also on the ballot is the county auditor and 19th District Ohio senator.

Candidates include:

For the Delaware County commissioner term commencing Jan. 1, 2011: Will Young, Democratic candidate vs. Dennis Stapleton, Republican candidate.

Stapleton, 60, is employed as a government relations director.

He owned an insurance and financial planning agency for 25 years and served as the state representative from the 88th District from 1996-2003.

He holds a bachelor's in broadcast journalism from the University of Dayton and attended Capital University Law School.

Stapleton and his wife, Katie, are residents of Genoa Township. They have two children and three grandchildren.

Young, 26, is employed as a canvasser for Working America and a volunteer for the Delaware County Democratic Party.

A graduate of the Ohio State University, Young holds a bachelor's in integrated studies in history, political science and education. He is a graduate of Olentangy High School.

Young is single and lives in Orange Township.

A race for county auditor, term commencing March 14, 2011: John "Jack" Hartman, Democratic candidate vs. George Kaitsa, Republican candidate.

Hartman, 64, is a professor of journalism at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Mich.

He holds several degrees from Bowling Green State University: a bachelor's in journalism; a master's in radio, TV and film; and a doctorate in interpersonal and public communication.

He and his wife Kay are residents of Liberty Township, having moved in 2008 from Bowling Green, where he served 20 years on the board of education. They have three grown children and six grand children.

Kaitsa, 66, has served as county auditor since his appointment to the position in February 2009.

Previous employment includes: finance director for Franklin County, chief financial officer for the Ohio Department of Development, and deputy director for the Ohio Department of Administrative Services. He also served on Powell City Council from 1996 through 2005.

He holds a master's of business administration from the Ohio State University and a bachelor's in economics from Kenyon College.

He and his wife Sharyl are Powell residents. He has two daughters, a stepson, and two granddaughters.

For the Ohio House 2nd District: Democratic Party candidate Richard Bird and Republican candidate Andrew Brenner. All of Delaware County forms the 2nd District.

Bird, 43, is employed as a technology manager.

His education includes a bachelor's from the Ohio State University with a major in political science and a minor in Japanese, and graduate studies in project management at George Washington University.

He and his wife, Valerie, live in Genoa Township and have four children.

Brenner, 39, is serving his second term as Delaware County recorder, an elected position.

His education includes a bachelor's in business administration from the Ohio State University, majoring in marketing and economics, and continuing education classes for an Ohio mortgage broker loan officer license and for the Ohio Recorder's Association.

He and his wife, Sara Marie, live in Powell.

For the 19th District Senate seat, Republican Kris Jordan and Democrat Neil Patel are in the race. Jordan is a former Delaware County commissioner and held the 2nd District House seat.

Results can be viewed online beginning at 9 p.m. election day at For information, call the board of elections at (740) 833-2080.