GALION — The Crawford County Board of Elections met on Thursday to certify petitions for candidates running in the May primary, but missing from the list were the upcoming positions that will be up for re-election in Galion.
“Galion city positions are still non-partisan from when the city went from a charter form of government to a mayoral form,” said Ruth Leuthold, director of the board of elections.
Leuthold said that some potential candidates for Galion city positions have already picked up their petitions, and that those petitions are due back to the board of elections by Aug. 9.
“Carl Watt has picked up his petition to run again for council president,” said Leuthold.
Leuthold said other petitions have been picked up by Galion mayor Tom O’Leary, Galion auditor Brian Treisch and Galion law director Tom Palmer.
The primary election will be held on May 2, and will only include one Republican candidate race, between incumbent Bucyrus City Council member Bruce Truka and newcomer Cory M. Tyrrell.
“The primary will be county-wide, though, because there is a county-wide issue on the ballot,” said Leuthold.
The issue is an additional 1.5 mill levy for the purpose of operating expenses for the care and placement of children for Crawford County Children Services. The levy will be for a period of eight years, if passed.
Other petitions certified for the primary election in May include renewal levies for Tri-Rivers Joint Vocational School District and the Plymouth-Shiloh School District along with several unopposed candidate races in Bucyrus and Crestline.
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