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Three Races Among County Offices In Primary Election




There are three races for the Republican side of the Tuesday, March 4 Ohio Primary election in the Fulton County Courthouse, Brett Kolb, county Board of Elections director, said Monday.

Two Fulton County commissioner seats are up for election in 2008. Dean Genter, Pettisville, one of the two incumbents, has filed for re-election. Challenging him in the Republican primary is Dan Bruner, also of Pettisville.

Paul Barnaby, county commissioner, has filed his petition for re-election. He faces Ivan Hite of Wauseon in the GOP primary.

Roger Nagel, Fulton County prosecuting attorney, is not seeking re-election. Contending for the prosecutor position in the GOP primary is Paul Kennedy, Archbold, and Scott Haselman, Swanton.

The following county office holders have filed petitions for re-election: Sandy Barber, county recorder; Michael Bumb, probate court judge; Mary Gype, clerk of courts; Harry Murtiff, county coroner; Beverly Schlosser, county treasurer.

Darrell Merillat, county sheriff, and Frank Onweller, county engineer, have picked up petitions for re-election, but have not filed.

No one has picked up petitions for the Democratic primary in Fulton County.

There’s a two-way General election race brewing for the 74th district seat in the Ohio House of Representatives, currently held by Bruce Goodwin, a Republican from Defiance. David Pilliod, Swanton, has filed for the Democratic primary.

The 74th district includes Fulton, Henry, and Williams counties.

Those interested in running for county office with a party affiliation must file petitions with the Board of Elections by 4 pm, Friday, Jan. 4. Candidates running as independents must file petitions by 4 pm, Thursday, Aug. 21.

The 2008 General election is Tuesday, Nov. 4. – David Pugh


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