breaking news

Serious crash on I-75 South in Monroe causing major traffic delay

Election 2018: Who is running for offices affecting Butler County?


Democrats, Republicans and Green Party members will decide on May 8 who will be their party nominees for the November elections. There are more choices in the Republican Party’s primary ballot than the others, but most all partisan races will be contested on Nov. 6.

All of this is pending the Feb. 20 Butler County Board of Elections certification of all un-certified candidates who filed for office.

Here’s how the May 8 primary, and the Nov. 6 general election, is projected to shape up.

RELATED: Xavier U. project would honor alum John Boehner

8th Congressional District

Congressman Warren Davidson, R-Troy, is uncontested in the May 8 primary and in the fall will face the winner of the Democratic Primary.

There’s a potential five-way race for the Democrats in its primary election, featuring:

• William Ebben, of West Chester Twp.

• Vanessa Enoch, of West Chester Twp.

• Ted Jones, of Piqua

• Matthew Guyette, of Greenville

• Stephen Shaw, of Greenville

The 8th Congressional District includes all of Butler, Clark, Darke, Miami and Preble counties, and the southernmost portion of Mercer County.

51st Ohio House District

Susan Vaughn is uncontested in the Democratic Party’s primary election for this Statehouse district, as is Yanette Batista, of Hamilton for the Green Party. They will face the winner of a three-way race for the Republican nomination, which includes:

• Ohio Rep. Wes Retherford, of Hamilton

• Greg Jolivette, of Hamilton

• Sara Carruthers, of Hamilton

The 51st Ohio House District includes the cities of Hamilton and Fairfield, Ross Township, and portions of Fairfield, Hanover and St. Clair townships.

RELATED: Only 1 Butler County Statehouse seat will have a contested primary

52nd Ohio House District

Both Ohio Rep. George Lang, R-West Chester Twp., and Democratic Party candidate Kathy Wyenandt, of Liberty Twp., are uncontested in their respective primary elections. They will face off in the Nov. 6 general election.

The 52nd Ohio House District includes West Chester, Liberty, and Fairfield townships, and part of Sharonville in Butler County.

53rd Ohio House District

Both Ohio Rep. Candice Keller, R-Middletown, and Democratic Party candidate Rebecca Howard, of Reily Twp., are uncontested in their respective primary elections. They will face off in the Nov. 6 general election.

The 53rd Ohio House District includes the northernmost portions of Butler County, including Monroe, Trenton, Oxford, most of Middletown and the surrounding townships.

Butler County Commission

Butler County Commissioner Cindy Carpenter will face off with West Chester Twp. Trustee Lee Wong in the Republican primary for Carpenter’s County Commission seat. The winner of this race will face off with former Middletown Vice Mayor Dora Bronston in the general election.

Uncontested races

There are several uncontested races, as well. All of the following are the incumbents in the offices they hold, and include:

• Judge Stephen Powell for the 12th District Court of Appeals

• Judge Keith Spaeth for Butler County Common Pleas Judge (commencing Jan. 1, 2019)

• Judge Noah Powers II for Butler County Common Pleas Judge (commencing Jan. 2, 2019)

• Judge Greg Howard for Butler County Common Pleas Judge (commencing Jan. 3, 2019)

• Roger Reynolds for Butler County Auditor

MORE POLITICAL NEWS

‘On is last legs’: Why election boards are seeking new voting machines

How valuable is a political endorsement?

Ohio Rep. Retherford talks about a life-changing moment: ‘I haven’t had a drink since that night’

Incumbent not endorsed by Butler County Republican Party



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Local

3-car crash reported on northbound I-675

Officials said a car merging onto northbound I-675 struck another car. One person was taken to a local hospital, but no serious injuries were reported. Crews are responding to a reported 3-vehicle crash on northbound I-675 in Washington Twp. The crash was reported around 6:50 p.m. at Mile Marker 3, just north of Ohio 725. Injuries have been reported...
This Fairfield High School senior saw a need at her school and filled it. Find out why, and how.
This Fairfield High School senior saw a need at her school and filled it. Find out why, and how.

The mission of LoveWorks is to inspire others to pay kindness forward and to celebrate those within the community who do just that. Fairfield High School senior Madi Dunn is an inspiration in paying kindness forward to her fellow students, said Angie Kenworthy, the organization’s committee chair. So she wanted to honor Dunn on Valentine&rsquo...
5 employers will be hiring at one event in Fairfield this week
5 employers will be hiring at one event in Fairfield this week

For job seekers looking to find multiple employment options in one place, OhioMeansJobs-Butler County will feature five hiring events in one day on Wednesday at its offices at 4631 Dixie Highway in Fairfield. Melissa O’Brien, the business services manager for the business and employment resource center, told this media outlet that having numerous...
Firefighters rescue 12 pets from burning house in Franklin
Firefighters rescue 12 pets from burning house in Franklin

Twelve pets, including 11 dogs and 1 bird, were rescued from a house on fire. Fire crews said when they arrived on scene of the fire in the 900 block of Turner Lane Saturday afternoon, heavy smoke and flames were showing. All the residents were able to make it out safely, but they advised of the 12 pets trapped in the house.  Crews initially said...
Injured hikers, showing signs of hypothermia, rescued from Caesar Creek State Park
Injured hikers, showing signs of hypothermia, rescued from Caesar Creek State Park

Two hikers, one of which was injured, have been located and rescued at Caesar Creek State Park in Warren County Saturday, according to dispatchers.  Emergency crews responded to the state park on reports of at least one injured hiker around 1:40 p.m., dispatchers told this news organization.  One hiker was found suffering from a hip injury...
More Stories