Just one issue on May 2 ballot in Crawford County


BUCYRUS — There won’t be very much for Crawford County residents to vote on Tuesday in the primary election.

There is only issue on the ballot.

Crawford County Children Services is asking for an additional 1.5-mill levy to help support children in the care and placement of the agency. The agency acts as a safeguard for children living in Crawford County from abuse, neglect and sexual abuse.

Bucyrus voters in the first ward will have to choose between two city council Republican candidates: incumbent Bruce Truka or newcomer Cory M. Tyrell.

Due to the lack of items on the ballot, Crawford County Board of Elections director Ruth Leuthold predicts that only about 20 percent of registered voters will head to the polls.

“For the special election in 2010, only 14.5 percent came out to vote,” Leuthold said.

Leuthold said petitions to run for non-partisan seats in the general election in November are due aby Aug. 9.

School board and township trustee seats are won through non-partisan races along with the seats on the Galion City Council and city administration.

“Only one person has filed a petition so far and that is Ken Bodkins for mayor of Galion,” said Leuthold.

Several people have picked up their petitions for upcoming races in Galion.

“Jason Haley has picked up a petition for third ward of Galion City Council and Jennifer Kuns for fourth ward of council. Tom O’Leary and Jim Hedges have picked up their petitions for mayor, Brian Treisch for auditor, Carl Watt for council president, Shirley Clark and Gail Baldinger for council-at-large positions and Thomas Palmer for director of law,” Leuthold said.

When voters across the county head to the polls on Tuesday they will only have to make a decision on one issue, an additional tax levy to help with operating expenses at Crawford County Children Services. First ward voters in Bucyrus will also have to choose between two Republican candidates for city council. (File Photo)
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/38/2017/04/web1_cindy.jpgWhen voters across the county head to the polls on Tuesday they will only have to make a decision on one issue, an additional tax levy to help with operating expenses at Crawford County Children Services. First ward voters in Bucyrus will also have to choose between two Republican candidates for city council. (File Photo)
But incumbants and opponents are already gearing up for November races in Galion

 

By Kimberly Gasuras

kgasuras@civitasmedia.com

 

 

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