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Candidates poised for General Election

Candidates for councils, townships and school boards are looking forward to the start of campaign season, now that petition-filing deadlines have passed.

Thursday, September 06, 2001

Candidates for councils, townships and school boards are looking forward to the start of campaign season, now that petition-filing deadlines have passed. More than 140 candidates are slated to take part in the November General Election.

Last week, the Lawrence County Board of Elections met to review petitions.

Petitions for election must meet criteria set forth in state law, including a required number of signatures. And, those signatures must also meet criteria, such as registered voters and correct address. The board of elections reviewed petitions and found problems that resulted in seven of them being rejected for insufficient signatures, said Mary Wipert, board executive director.

Those rejected petitions were:

– John Gagai for Hamilton Township trustee. Remaining candidates include: Bob Blankenship, Vic Hopper, Clifford R. Russell, Bill Goff, Jim Milleson. Two are to be elected.

– Scott Taylor and John Ransbottom for Chesapeake council. Remaining candidates include: Kenneth Wolfe, Richard Stover, Paul E. Hart, Larry Estep. Four are to be elected.

– Diana Lynn Clagg for Proctorville council. Remaining candidates include: Richard Johnson, Raymond W. Shephard, Tommy J. Willis, Bill Elliott, Rose Holland, Grover Cox. Four are to be elected.

– Roger D. Camp for Athalia council. Remaining candidates include: Gary Simpson, Melanie Blazer, Barbara J. Ward. Four are to be elected.

– Tim Barnett for Dawson-Bryant school board. Remaining candidates include: Sadie Mulkey, Debbie Drummond, Les Boggs. Three are to be elected.

– Larry Maynard for Fairland school board. Remaining candidates include: Charles Workman, Lester R. Brumfield Jr., Donald R. Pruitt, Jim Lafon, Iva Jean Willis, Scott Wilson, Ted E. Edwards. Three are to be elected.