Uncertified candidates for 2016

Update- NOW CERTIFIED

These names are based on filing petitions today. The signatures won’t be verified by the Board of (S)elections until Friday. As many as 30% of the petitions that are filed could fail.

In the Ohio 10 Congressional race we will see Robert Klepinger take another run at Mike Turner. Last time out Klepinger didn’t make much of an effort and got the customary 37% of people who would rather die than push R. Don’t expect him to raise anywhere near the money it takes to unseat an incumbent.

UPDATE

18 Oct 2016, Mr. Tom McMasters, Huber Heights Mayor turned in enough signatures much after this post to qualify as an independent candidate in this race

Peggy Lehner will face a primary for Ohio State Senate 6th district- from Barbara Temple (probably the former Dayton Police assistant chief) and then the winner will face Democrat Lu Dale, vice Mayor of Huber Heights.

In the Democratic safe 39th state rep seat, Fred Strahorn is running unopposed.

In the 40th- Republican Mike Henne is facing a primary from

UPDATE

18 Oct 2016, Mr. McMasters tells me it’s his son in the primary- who lost

Huber Heights Mayor(‘s son) Tom McMasters (who switches parties every other election) and then will face Democratic party stalwart Dave Richards from Huber Heights who will take on the winner.

In the 41st, Republican incumbent Jim “fighter pilot” Butler is facing the unknown James M. Calhoun.

The 42nd has incumbent Republican Niraj Antani facing a rematch with Pat Merris, a West Carrolton councilman.

Up north in the 43rd there will be a Dem primary between Trotwood Councilman Bruce Kettelle and David Sparks to face first-term incumbent Republican Jeff Rezabek. Note, Roland Winburn pulled petitions for this race to run for his old seat – but didn’t turn them in, and his son, Roshawn, pulled for the 40th and didn’t turn them in. Update Kettelle’s petitions failed.

Montgomery County Commissioner Democrat Judy Dodge, faces the winner of Robert H. Matthews Jr. vs. Charlotte McGuire – both running as Republicans.

Deb Lieberman is also facing the winner of a Republican primary with Donald Birdsall and the newly minted Republican Gary D. Leitzell, former mayor of Dayton (turning in 50 signatures beats 2000).

Of course, no one runs against Mat Heck Jr. for County Prosecutor for fear of reprisal.

County Clerk of Courts has Dem Incumbent Greg Brush facing  Republican Tim O’Bryant.

Republican Michael Foley is running again, this time against Dem incumbent Willis E. Blackshear for County Recorder. In 2012 Foley ran against Brush, and O’Bryant ran against Blackshear– so we have a swap. Update- Foley’s petitions failed.

The only other race that’s opposed locally- is C. Ralph Wilcoxson is running as an R vs. Tony Capizzi. This is Ralph’s second run at an incumbent judge- but the first where he didn’t try to go the independent route- instead opting to run as an R and skip the 2,000 signature requirement.

Carolyn Rice, Paul Gruner, Kent Harsbarger, Mary Wiseman, Phil Plummer, Mary Donovan, Michael T. Hall, Michael L. Tucker- all get a free pass at more years in office. Isn’t democracy in Montgomery County grand?

Again, none of these names mean a thing until the unelected, partisan, Board of (S)elections has final say on the quantity and quality of the signatures turned in by these candidates.

 

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