XENIA — Greene County residents will be deciding 19 races in the March 17 primary including nine that are contested.
To give voters a chance to make informed decisions, the Greene County Tea Party is sponsoring a meet the candidates night today, Feb. 18, at the Xenia Adult Recreation and Services Center inside the REACH Center.
Candidates from contested races — U.S. House of Representatives (District 10), Ohio Senate (District 10), Ohio House of Representatives (District 73), one seat on the Greene County Board of County Commissioners, county prosecutor, county coroner, county clerk of courts, state central committee (woman), and 2nd District Court of Appeals — will speak beginning at 7 p.m. In addition, pros and cons will be presented for the one county-wide sales tax increase issue: the Greene County Jail.
Contested Democratic candidates are Eric Moyer and Desiree Tims (U.S. House of Representatives District 10); Charles Ballard (Ohio Senate District 10), Kim McCarthy (Ohio House of Representatives District 73); Colin James Morrow (Board of County Commissioners); Marshall G. Lachman (2nd District Court of Appeals judge); and Steve Bujenovic (coroner).
Contested Republican candidates are Mike Turner, Kathi Flanders, and John Anderson (U.S. House of Representatives District 10); John Broughton, and Brian Lampton (Ohio House of Representatives District 73); Christy Lewis Comerford, and Laura Rosenberger (State Central Committee woman); Rick Perales, Ron Geyer, and Debborah Wallace (Board of County Commissioners); Chris Epley, and Jeff Rezabek (2nd District Court of Appeals judge); Alice DeWine, and David Hayes (prosecutor); Kevin Sharrett (coroner); and Christy L. Ahrens, and A.J. Williams (clerk of courts)
Uncontested candidates have been invited to speak directly with voters from 6-7 p.m. Uncontested races are Ohio House of Representatives (District 74), State Central Committee (man), Common Pleas Court judges (three divisions), one seat on the Greene County Board of Commissioners, county sheriff, county engineer, county recorder, and county treasurer.
Early voting begins Wednesday, Feb. 19.
Candidates elected by their party in the primary election will face each other in the general election on Nov. 3
Contact Scott Halasz at 937-502-4507.