Vitale, Kellogg-Martin win nods; WL-S levy passes; IL emergency levy fails (Audio included)
5/6/2014 8:28:23 PM
By Newsroom Staff
Nino Vitale made a strong showing in Logan, Champaign, and Shelby Counties as he won the Republican primary for the Ohio House 85th District seat Tuesday.
Vitale garnered over 54% of the total votes cast, easily outdistancing Doug Chamberlain and Robert Luckey III, who were also vying for the seat being vacated by John Adams. No Democrat filed for the seat, so Vitale will run unopposed in the November general election.
Also winning Tuesday was Kim Kellogg-Martin, who received the Republican nod for the Logan County Family Court judge. Kellogg-Martin edged out challengers Dan LaRoche and Eric Stewart to be placed on the November ballot. She will face Democrat Bridget Hawkins in the fall.
Republican candidate for Logan County Family Court judge Kim Kellogg-Martin
Cliff Hite will retain his seat for the Ohio Senate 1st District - which includes part of Logan County - as he won over 61% of the total votes cast. He will run unopposed in the general election.
Republican incumbent Dustin Wickersham will return as a Logan County Commissioner as he won handily over challenger Bruce Lile Tuesday, garnering almost 68% of the total votes cast. Again, no Democrat filed for the seat.
There were mixed results for local school issues.
Superintendent Kraig Hissong talks about WL-S levy
West Liberty-Salem was able to pass a 1.5 mill, five-year renewal levy, while Indian Lake's 7.2 mill emergency levy went down to defeat. Also falling Tuesday were levies for Triad and Mechanicsburg schools.
Superintendent Pat O'Donnell on the failure of the Indian Lake levy
Russells Point's 3 mil levy for maintaining police protection and maintenance on village vehicles and buildings also failed by a mere six votes out of a total of 214 cast.
Stokes and McArthur Townships passed fire protection levies Tuesday.
Totals for all the seats and issues on the ballot Tuesday are as follows:
Republican Candidate for the Ohio House of Representatives 85th District Seat (Logan, Champaign, and Shelby counties)
Robert Luckey III
Republican Candidate for the Ohio Senate 1st District Seat (Logan County townships of Rushcreek, Bokescreek, and Richland)
Logan County (37 of 37 precincts reporting)
Logan County Candidates
Republican for Logan County Family Court Judge
Republican for Logan County Commissioner
Logan County Issues
Indian Lake providing for emergency requirements - 7.2 mills - 5 years - renewal and increase
Russells Point providing and maintaining for vehicles, communications, buildings, and equipment -3 mills - continuing - additional