Outgoing Dayton Mayor Gary Leitzell picked up petitions to run for Montgomery County Commission yesterday. The independent candidate faces the daunting task of collecting at least 1,800+ valid signatures of registered voters to be placed on the ballot. Since this is a partisan race, major party candidates only have to file 50 signatures of party members 60 days before the March primary date. Independents having the higher standard, have until the day before the primary to file their petitions.
The seat held by Dan Foley is up for grabs in 2014, and word on the street is that Foley will not be running again.