Knox County voter

A woman votes at the Glenn A. Gallagher Centre in Mount Vernon on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019.

MOUNT VERNON – Nearly 26 percent of eligible voters in Knox County handed in ballots in this year’s general election. Voters decided mayoral, city/village council, township trustee and school board races. Hot-button local issues also appeared on the ballot.

The results are in. Here’s how Knox County voted (in number of votes total, according to the Board of Elections website):

CITY OF MOUNT VERNON

Mayor:

Matt Starr (R): 2,028

Wayne Link (I): 379

    

Auditor:

Terry Scott (R): 2,019

    

Law director:

Rob Broeren (R): 1,872

    

Treasurer:

David Stuller (R): 1,959

    

City council president:

Bruce Hawkins (R): 2,030

    

City council at-large (vote for no more than three):

Tanner Salyers (R): 1,439

Janis Seavolt (R): 1,628

Julia Warga (D): 1,096

    

First Ward council:

Samantha Scoles (D): 365

     

Second Ward council:

John Francis (R): 309

     

Third Ward council (vote for no more than one):

Andrea White (D): 310

Tammy Woods (R): 556

     

Fourth Ward council:

Mike Hillier (R): 414

      

VILLAGE OF CENTERBURG

Mayor:

106 write-ins

     

Clerk/treasurer:

83 write-ins

     

Village council (vote for no more than two):

Tom Stewart: 176

     

VILLAGE OF DANVILLE

Mayor (vote for no more than one):

Joe Duncan: 46

Joe Mazzari: 111

     

Clerk/treasurer:

Laurie Vess: 143

     

Village council (vote for no more than two):

Darin Durbin: 115

Heather Weckesser: 103

     

VILLAGE OF FREDERICKTOWN

Mayor:

Jerry Day: 417

    

Village council (vote for no more than two):

Raymond Brewer: 344

Doug Turpen: 282

      

VILLAGE OF GAMBIER

Mayor:

Leeman Kessler: 210

     

Village council (vote for no more than two):

Harold Ballard: 114

Morgan Giles: 127

Barbara Kakiris: 165

     

VILLAGE OF BRINKHAVEN

Mayor:

Josh Moreland: 18

     

Village council (vote for no more than two):

Brenda Ferenbaugh: 16

Herbert Gardner: 16

     

VILLAGE OF MARTINSBURG

Mayor:

David DeNune: 26

     

Village council (vote for no more than one):

No valid petition filed

      

VILLAGE OF UTICA

Mayor (vote for no more than one):

Robert Wayne Curtis: 138

Lester A. Grennell: 129

James Quinif: 169

    

Village council (vote for no more than one):

Christopher Lackey: 341

    

TOWNSHIPS

Berlin trustee (vote for no more than one):

Matthew Caputo: 63

Walter Farlee: 205

Scott Mast: 28

Bill Wilson: 138

    

Berlin fiscal officer:

Jamie Thorne: 356

     

Brown trustee:

Daniel Horn: 133

      

Brown fiscal officer:

Baihley White: 128

     

Butler trustee (vote for no more than one):

Joseph Boyles: 40

Andrew Collins: 92

    

Butler fiscal officer:

Virginia Williams: 113

    

Clay trustee (vote for no more than one):

Chodd Armfelt: 149

Bob Evans: 66

Kim Hale: 70

     

Clay fiscal officer:

No valid petition filed

      

Clinton trustee:

Donna Hochstetler: 319

     

Clinton fiscal officer:

Jennifer Hubbard: 323

     

College trustee:

Douglas McLarnan: 260

    

College fiscal officer:

Martha Rambo: 240

     

Harrison trustee:

Claude Gates: 134

     

Harrison fiscal officer:

Tammy Faucett: 134

     

Hilliar trustee (vote for no more than one):

Colby Clippinger: 117

Gary Ross: 132

     

Hilliar fiscal officer:

Julie Laughlin: 219

     

Howard trustee:

Joseph Toth: 1,166

     

Howard fiscal officer:

Carol Gilmore: 1,193

      

Jackson trustee (vote for no more than one):

Devin Clagget: 28

Jeffrey Dugan: 114

Raymond Harris: 126

      

Jackson fiscal officer:

Patricia Frost: 241

     

Jefferson trustee (vote for no more than one):

Mark Prager: 72

Ray Williams: 43

      

Jefferson fiscal officer:

Melissa White: 106

     

Liberty trustee:

Kim Allen: 172

     

Liberty fiscal officer:

Ginger Casner: 168

      

Middlebury trustee (vote for no more than one):

Alan Albright: 95

Larry Schunke: 117

     

Middlebury fiscal officer:

Cale Grubb: 191

      

Milford trustee:

George Blocker: 136

     

Milford fiscal officer:

Crystal McElhaney: 130

     

Miller trustee:

Jason Row: 147

     

Miller fiscal officer:

Gary Small: 141

     

Monroe trustee (vote for no more than one):

Wayne Zollars: 291

Kevin Henthorn: 267

     

Monroe fiscal officer:

Lisa Adams: 282

     

Morgan trustee:

Rod Booth: 157

     

Morgan fiscal officer:

Alexandria Matheny: 155

     

Morris trustee:

Dan Humphrey: 281

     

Morris fiscal officer:

Diana Clippinger: 287

      

Pike trustee (vote for no more than one):

Bill Belton Jr.: 102

Roger Brown: 94

     

Pike fiscal officer:

Alaina Swank: 182

     

Pleasant trustee:

David Smith: 302

     

Pleasant fiscal officer:

Christina Light: 294

      

Union trustee (vote for no more than one):

George Durbin: 95

Clint Kanuckel: 147

13 write-ins

     

Union fiscal officer:

Jennifer Samples: 195

     

Wayne trustee:

Richard Yarman: 192

     

Wayne fiscal officer:

Diane Randall: 186

     

SCHOOL BOARDS

Centerburg (vote for no more than two):

Carey Ballinger: 236

Lynn McCann: 385

Tracey Myers: 371

     

Danville (vote for no more than three):

Carolyn Addair: 385

David Dusthimer: 382

Darrell Severns: 389

     

East Knox (vote for no more than two):

Lindsay Bush: 1,183

Richard Field: 786

Derrick Steinmetz: 1,283

     

Fredericktown (vote for no more than two):

Candice Gallagher: 956

Todd McClay: 1,067

      

Knox County Educational Service Center governing board (vote for no more than two):

No valid petition filed

      

Licking County Educational Service Center governing board (vote for no more than two):

Matthew Clark: 10,519

Joseph Shannon: 9,033

     

Loudonville-Perrysville (vote for no more than two):

Judy Briggs: 20

John Carroll: 14

    

Mount Vernon (vote for no more than three):

Margie Bennett: 2,378

Jody Goetzman: 2,809

Daniel Hamman: 917

Jeffrey Ward: 1,845

Tim Workman: 2,791

     

Northridge (vote for no more than two):

Jayma Bammerlin: 911

Christopher Pokorny: 999

    

North Fork (vote for no more than two):

Andy Hollenback: 1,224

Jason Snyder: 1,173

    

Clear Fork (vote for no more than two):

Carl Gonzalez: 52

Ryan Knuckles: 52

       

ISSUES

Sale of wine and mixed beverages at ALDI (1545 Coshocton Rd., Mount Vernon)

For: 116

Against: 96

     

Sunday sale of wine, mixed beverages and spiritous liquor between 10 a.m. and midnight at Honey Buckets Tavern (103 W. Vine St., Mount Vernon)

For: 98

Against: 45

       

Sale of spiritous liquor at Midway Tavern (29 N. Clayton St., Centerburg)

For: 168

Against: 43

Sunday sale of beer, wine, mixed beverages and spiritous liquor between 11 a.m. and midnight at Midway Tavern (29 N. Clayton St., Centerburg)

For: 159

Against: 54

     

Sale of wine and mixed beverages at Elliston Refreshments (9760 Mount Gilead Rd., Fredericktown)

For: 133

Against: 85

Sunday sale of wine and mixed beverages between 10 a.m. and midnight at Elliston Refreshments (9760 Mount Gilead Rd., Fredericktown)

For: 108

Against: 110

     

An additional 3.75-mill, continuous property tax for the Fredericktown Community Joint Ambulance District (commencing 2019, first due 2020). Funds are to be spent on ambulance and emergency medical services.

For: 734

Against: 955

     

Sale of wine and mixed beverages at Fast Freddies (89 S. Main St., Fredericktown)

For: 48

Against: 33

Sunday sale of wine and mixed beverages between 10 a.m. and midnight at Fast Freddies (89 S. Main St., Fredericktown)

For: 39

Against: 43

     

A 10.3-mill emergency property tax levy for Mount Vernon City Schools that would combine two existing levies. The tax would earn $6.74 million annually for 10 years, commencing 2020 and first due 2021. Funds are to be spent on emergency operating expenses.

For: 2,989

Against: 1,714

     

A 3.3-mill, 37-year property tax for East Knox Local Schools that would fund the construction, renovation and improvement of school facilities. This would cover the construction, furnishing and equipping of a new junior/senior high school, as well as improvements to school facilities and the cost of land acquisition. The bond issue would earn $19 million over 37 years, commencing 2019.

For: 1,223

Against: 1,101

     

The renewal of a 1-mill property tax in Clinton Township for five years, commencing 2020 and first due 2021. This would provide funding for fire protection and emergency medical services.

For: 319

Against: 93

     

The renewal of a 2.5-mill property tax in Utica for three years, commencing 2020 and first due 2021. This would provide funding for current village expenses.

For: 243

Against: 192

     

The renewal of a 1.25-mill property tax in College Township for five years, commencing 2020 and first due 2021. This would provide funding for fire protection and emergency medical services.

For: 318

Against: 19

     

The renewal of a 1.5-mill property tax in Monroe Township for five years, commencing 2019 and first due 2020. This would provide funding for roads, streets and bridges.

For: 287

Against: 120

     

The renewal of a 2-mill property tax in Union Township for five years, commencing 2020 and first due 2021. This would provide funding for roads, streets and bridges.

For: 159

Against: 96

     

A 2.5-mill replacement property tax in Pleasant Township for five years, commencing 2020 and first due 2021. This would provide funding for fire and emergency medical services.

For: 268

Against: 93

     

The renewal of a 1.5-mill property tax in Fredericktown for five years, commencing 2020 and first due 2021. This would provide funding for current village expenses.

For: 305

Against: 160

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