It will be a busy election season in the Swanton area, as the Board of Elections has certified several candidates for the Nov. 3 General Election.
The Village of Swanton has a packed race for council. Five candidates have filed to run for two seats. Current councilman Craig Rose and former councilman Jeff Pilliod, Michael A. Westmeyer, Dianne Westhoven, and Scott Herrick have all been certified for the ballot. Incumbent Jim Piotrowski is not on the ballot.
In the mayoral race, former Swanton police officer Ron Moore will challenge incumbent Mayor Ann Roth.
In Delta, incumbent Dan Miller will face off against current councilman Bob Gilbert for the position. For village council, only two candidates have filed to run for three open seats, Arthur J. Thomas and Tony Dawson. Incumbents Marcy LeFevre, Lynn Frank, and Joshua Harpring did not file to run for council.
In Metamora, Richard O. Sauerlender and councilman Kenneth Wysong will square off to become mayor. Incumbents Karon Lane and John Hudik have filed to run for two open village council seats.
Swancreek Township residents will also have a decision to make, come November. Contested races will be held for both township trustee and fiscal officer.
Filing to run for one trustee position were Sally Wylie, former trustee Phil Wiland, and incumbent Pamela Moore. Filing for fiscal officer were Jo Stultz and Rhonda Dicke.
In Fulton Township, the fiscal officer race will be contested with three people filing to run. Jennifer Harkey, Misty Cass, and Julie Szabo hope to be on the ballot in November. Bernard Wanner will be on the ballot for one open trustee seat, while Scott Gillen will be on the ballot for the other.
In Lucas County, Spencer Township will have the only contested race in Swanton area townships. Teresa M. Bettinger will challenge D. Hilarion Smith for a trustee position.
Harding Township and Swanton Township races are uncontested.
The race for Swanton Board of Education will be uncontested, as only two candidates filed to run. Incumbent Shannon Craw and David S. Smith Jr, who previously ran for school board, will be on the ballot.
In Evergreen, Jack Carson was the only candidate to file for two open seats. Chad Hoffman, Tammy Sprow, and Alice Simon will be on the ballot in the Pike-Delta-York district, where there are three open seats.
Drew Stambaugh can be reached at 419-335-2010