Sandusky County: Few competitive races on Nov. ballot

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Staff Writer

Voters in Sandusky County on Nov. 7 will see a mix of competitive and non-competitive races for offices in area townships and villages.
In the Village of Lindsey, Lewis Branson and Ann Randolph Mussell are vying for the mayor’s seat and Leroy Slane and Samuel Weigman are the only candidates for two seats on council.
In Gibsonburg, incumbent mayor Steven Fought is unopposed in his bid for returning to the office while Jeffrey Herman is the only candidate for two council seats.
Incumbent mayor Connie Carnicom is being challenged by Brian Barnett in the Village of Helena and two candidates are in the running for the clerk-treasurer’s office, David Murray and Jenell Sowell.
Incumbent Roberta Murray is the only candidate for two seats on village council.
In Woodville, three incumbents are unopposed in their bids for re-election. Mayor Ty Tracy and council members Tammi Throop and Patrick Dunn all face no competition.
In Madison Township, Anthony Reed, an incumbent, and Jaime Mancha are the only candidates for one trustee seat and the fiscal officer seat respectively.
In Woodville Township, incumbent Bill Hammer is the only candidate for a trustee seat and Lori Kepus is unopposed in her bid to return to the fiscal officer position.
The races for seats on the Gibsonburg and Woodmore school boards are not competitive.
Incumbent Timothy Damschroder is the only candidate for a seat on the Gibsonburg board where there are two open seats and Traci Hernandez, also an incumbent, is the sole candidate for three open seats on the Woodmore board.
Two renewal issues and a replacement issue will be decided in Helena, Lindsey, and Woodville Township.
Helena residents will decide a 3-mill, 5-year renewal levy for operating expenses and Woodville Township residents will decide a 5.7-mill, 5-year renewal levy for Emergency Medical Service.
Voters in Lindsey are being asked to replace a 4-mill, 5-year levy for operating expenses.
Two county-wide issues will also be on the ballot. The Sandusky County Health District is seeking renewal of a 0.5-mill, 5-year levy and the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Seneca, Ottawa, Sandusky, and Wyandot Counties is asking voters to renew a 0.65-mill, 5-year levy.

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