Voters to decide primary races, issues

Staff Report

The May 8 primary election is just around the corner and early voting is already underway.

Several candidates are running for Lucas County seats.

In the race for Lucas County Commissioner, Gary L. Byers and Michael B. Hood filed to run as Democrats. Byers is a former Maumee Municipal Court judge and Hood is a Spencer Township trustee.

Sandy Bashaw filed to run as a Republican.

Democrat Lindsay Webb and Republicans Brent McCormack and Lori Brodie filed to run for Lucas County Treasurer.

Democratic incumbent Anita Lopez and Republican James Wollenweber filed to run for Lucas County Auditor. They will square off in November.

Just two candidates have filed to run for Fulton County seats in the May election.

Fulton County Commissioner Jeffrey L. Rupp, a Republican, has filed to run for reelection. The York Township resident is seeking his second term as Fulton County Commissioner.

Also, Republican Brett Kolb of Wauseon has filed to run for reelection as Fulton County Auditor.

There are not many property tax issues on the May ballot in the area.

Residents of the Evergreen Local Schools district will vote on an additional five-year, 0.4-mill levy for current expenses of the Evergreen Community Library.

Also, Pike-Delta-York school district residents will vote on a five-year, 2-mill renewal levy for current expenses for the Delta Public Library.

Staff Report