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Update by Angie Talken
CT 01/17/19

Filing for the April ballot for local elections ended at 5 p.m., on January 15. While some of the seats have several candidates, there are others with no one having filed for the seat. The April 2 ballot will feature all elected seats for the City of Chillicothe, including mayor, city clerk, city auditor, councilman at large and all four city council seats. Voters will also find city treasurer, city attorney and city constable on the ballot, however, those offices have no duties. As of 5 p.m., Jan. 15, the following Chillicothe residents had filed to run for office.

  • For the office of mayor, Incumbent Reed Dupy and Theresa (Gatson) Kelly had filed.

  • Incumbent Rozanne (Roze) Frampton is running unopposed for another term as city clerk.

  • Hannah Fletcher, assistant city auditor, filed to run for the office of city auditor after Kathy Gilliland withdrew her candidacy just 47 minutes before the filing deadline. Current city auditor, Theresa Kelly is retiring.

  • Chillicothe Police Chief Jon Maples has filed to run for the office of city constable. There is no one registered to run for the offices of city treasurer or city attorney. Tom Ashbrook currently serves as the city's councilman at large and he re-filed for that office and faces no opposition.

  • Dennis (Denny) Albertson Jr., filed to continue serving as the 1st ward councilman and now faces Adam Brown in a race for the 1st ward seat. Wayne Cunningham faces no opposition for his seat as 2nd ward councilman.

  • John E. Plaster, Jr., Buell Applebury, and Michael Smith are all hoping to take retiring Tom Douglas' seat as 3rd ward councilman.

  • Pam Jarding is the only candidate for 4th ward councilman. She was recently appointed to finish out the term of Paul Howard, who resigned at the beginning of the year due to health issues. Howard's term was to end in April.

  • Filings for Chillicothe RII School Board for a three year term include: Bill Hayen, Carrie Pfeifer, Clint B. Williams, and Ricky A. Baker. There are two seats available.

  • Brice Walker and Gene Moyers have filed for a one-year term; and there is one seat available.

In addition, there are several boards seeking members throughout the county, those include: Livingston County Water Districts and the Linn/Livingston Water District #3. The Nursing Home Board, Livingston County Health Center Board and Livingston County Ambulance District. County Fire Districts in Green, Mooresville, Hale and Grundy counties, and the Township Boards also have open filing. There will be referendums on the ballot for the road levies for Blue Mound, Jackson, Medicine and Rich Hill Townships.

Harry Lockridge, Alvina Ann Benskin and Shannon Jordan have filed to run for the Livingston County Health Center Board.

Richard B. Smith and Ronald Beetsma are running for seats on the Livingston County Ambulance District Board.

Filing for Local Seats Underway
ANGIE TALKEN, CT 12 14 18

On Tuesday, filing for elected city offices, local school boards and several county boards began. The April 2 ballot will feature all elected seats for the City of Chillicothe, including mayor, city clerk, city auditor, councilman at large and all four city council seats. Voters will also find city treasurer, city attorney and city constable on the ballot, however, those offices have no duties.

As of Wednesday afternoon, the following Chillicothe residents had filed to run for office.

  • For the office of mayor, Incumbent Reed Dupy and Theresa (Gatson) Kelly had filed.

  • Incumbent Rozanne (Roze) Frampton is currently the only person running for city clerk.

  • Tom Ashbrook currently serves as the city's councilman at large and he refiled for that office.

  • Dennis (Denny) Albertson Jr., filed to continue serving as the 1st ward councilman; incumbent Wayne Cunningham filed for 2nd ward councilman and John E. Plaster, Jr. filed to run as 3rd ward councilman.

  • There is currently no one registered to run for the offices of city auditor, 4th ward councilperson, constable, treasurer or city attorney.

There are three seats open on the Chillicothe RII School Board. Two of the seats are for three-year terms, and one seat is for a one-year term. As of Wednesday, Brice Walker had filed for the one-year term; and Bill Hayen and Clint B. Williams filed for the three-year terms. All area schools have open filing. Filing for the Chillicothe School Board and all other school board offices should be completed at that the school's district office. Besides Chillicothe and the Chillicothe R-II School Board, other communities across the county also have April 2 elections for which filing has begun.

In addition, there are several boards seeking members throughout the county, those include: Livingston County Water Districts and the Linn/Livingston Water District #3. The Nursing Home Board, Livingston County Health Center Board and Livingston County Ambulance District. County Fire Districts in Green, Mooresville, Hale and Grundy counties and , the Township Boards also have open filing. There will be referendums on the ballot for the road levies for Blue Mound, Jackson, Medicine and Rich Hill Townships.

Currently, Harry Lockridge and Alvina Ann Benskin have filed to run for the Livingston County Health Center Board.

Filing for city, state and school board offices continues now through 5 p.m., on January 15.

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