Powell-area voters in November will see a lively City Council race and a battle for a single seat on the Liberty Township board of trustees that’s missing a big name.
The filing deadline with the Delaware County Board of Elections for the Nov. 5 general election was 4 p.m. Aug. 7. The list of candidates who filed was posted at 4:06 p.m. Aug. 7 by the board.
The deadline for write-in candidates is Aug. 26.
All valid petitions of candidacy will be certified by Aug. 19, per the Delaware County Board of Elections website.
Residents must be registered to vote by Oct. 7 to be eligible to vote in the Nov. 5 election.
Military and overseas voting begins Sept. 20; early in-person and absentee voting for others begins Oct. 8.
In addition to statewide issues and races, the following will be on the ballot in various parts of southern Delaware County:
• Powell City Council (three seats)
Incumbents: Jon Bennehoof and Dan Swartwout
Challengers: Heather Karr, Nicole Scott, Christopher Shear and Gary Yashko
Incumbent not running: Brendan Newcomb
• Liberty Township trustee (one seat)
Challengers: Scott Donaldson, Melanie Farkas and Bryan Newell
Incumbent not running: Melanie Leneghan
• Liberty Township fiscal officer
Incumbent: Nancy Denutte
Challenger: Rick Karr
• Orange Township trustee (one seat)
Incumbent: Lisa Knapp
Challengers: Ben Grumbles and Robert Quigley
• Orange Township fiscal officer
Incumbent: Wesley Mayer
Challenger: Lisa Kraft
• Olentangy Local School District board (three seats)
Incumbents: Kevin O’Brien and Mindy Patrick
Challenger: Lakesha Wyse
Incumbent not running: Roger Bartz
• Berlin Township trustee (one seat)
Incumbent: Ronald Bullard
• Berlin Township fiscal officer
Incumbent: Claudia Smith
• Genoa Township trustee (one seat)
Challengers: Larry King and Renee Vaughan
Incumbent not running: Frank Dantonio
• Genoa Township fiscal officer
Incumbent: Patrick Myers
In addition, several area townships will place levies on the November ballot. These include:
• Berlin Township, renewal of 2.98-mill, five-year fire levy
• Genoa Township, replacement of a 1.1-mill, five-year roads levy with a 1-mill increase
• Orange Township, renewal of a 1-mill, three-year parks and recreation levy and a 0.5-mill, three-year roads levy.