Unofficial results for the May 6 Primary Election came in at 10:45 on Tuesday night.
In the only contested local race, Jenny Vermillion received 1,089 votes as the Republican candidate for county commissioner, beating out Republican challengers Michael Schiefer (867 votes) and Randy Monk (371 votes). Vermillion is currently serving a term in the position.
Colonel Crawford Local Schools had a 0.5 mill maintenance levy on the ballot (Issue 2). Partial results showed 201 votes against the levy and 131 against. The margin narrowed after results for 9 out of 12 precincts in the school district came in, with 688 against and 622 for. With all 12 precincts reporting, the levy failed 731-656.
In other local races, for Judge of Common Pleas Court Sean Leuthold received 2,141 votes for the Republican ticket and Robert Neff, Jr. received 871 for the Democratic ticket.
Steven D. Eckstein, the only valid candidate for Judge of Probate/Juvenile Court, received 882 votes. For County Auditor, Joan Wolfe received 1,979 votes for the Republican ticket and Leanna Hershey received 776 votes for the Democratic ticket.
In state races, incumbent John Kasich was the only candidate on the Republican ticket for governor; he received 2,160 votes. On the Democratic ticket for governor, Edward Fitzgerald beat out Larry Ealy, 713 votes to 234.
There were just two other contested races for state seats. Member of the State Central Committee (26th District, male) had three Republican candidates on the ballot: John Matthews II earned the most votes with a final count of 861; Justin Smith received 376 votes, Charles Knight 354 and Nelson Hack 254. On the Democratic ticket, Randy Weston received 851 votes.
Member of the State Central Committee (26th District, female) saw Lisa Cooper win the Republican ticket with 792 votes, to Paulette Miller’s 503 votes and Jude Fould’s 466 votes. Democratic candidate Sandra Wise received 791 votes.
Crawford County voters were favorable to Issue One, a proposed constitutional amendment to fund public infrastructure capital improvements by permitting the issuance of General Obligation Bonds. It passed with 2,533 yes votes, to 1,306 votes against.