Voters will have several issues to decide on the Tuesday, May 6, primary election ballot, including several income tax issues for area school districts.
Issues on the ballot include:
Issue 1: A Proposed Constitutional Amendment — to fund public infrastructure capital improvements by permitting the issuance of general obligation bonds.
Issue 10: National Trail School District, Renewal, 0.75 percent Income Tax, 5 years, current expenses
Issue 11: Tri-County North School District, Additional, 1 percent Income Tax, 5 years, current expenses
Issue 12: Preble County Health Department, Renewal, 0.3 mill, 5 years, health programs
Issue 13: Village of Gratis, Renewal, 1.3 mills, 5 years, operating expenses
Issue 14: Village of New Paris, Renewal, 2 mills, 5 years, current expenses
Issue 15: Village of Verona, Replacement, 1 mill, 5 years, fire protection
Issue 16: Brookville Local School District, Additional, 5.25 mills, current operating expenses, continuing period of time.
Contested races for andidates vying for spots on the November general election ballot include:
Democratic candidates for governor and lieutenant governor: Larry Ealy and Ken Gray; Edward Fitzgerald and Sharon Swartz Neuhardt.
Democratic candidates for 8th District Representative to Congress: Matthew J. Guyette; Tom Poetter.
Republican candidates for 8th District Representative to Congress: Matthew T. Ashworth; John A. Boehner; Eric Gurr; JD Winteregg.
Republican candidates for 5th Senate District, Woman: Lois A. Deem; Stephanie Garrett; Lisa Hayes.
Green candidates for State Central Committee (3rd State School Board District): Timothy Bruce; Logan Martinez
Democratic candidates State Senate District (5th District): Dee Gillis; Joe Lacey; Thomas M. Matthew.
Republican candidates State Senate District (5th District): Bill Beagle; Julie Busby.
Republican cadidates for Preble County Commissioner (term commencing 1/1/2015): Rodney Creech; David W. Wesler.
Republican Central Committee (term begins May 26, 2014):
Candidates for Eaton 4: Patricia A. Eshleman; Joan G. Kreitzer.
Candidates for Harrison West: Lisa M. Fannin; Sandra J. Slade.
Candidates for Somers East: Larry D. Johnston; Rick L. Keehner.
Candidates for Somers West: Thomas L. McQuiston; Linda S. Reece.
Candidates for Washington East: Barry C. Harper; James Allen McCray.