Tuesday, March 2, 2004

Four vie for Warren seat



The Cincinnati Enquirer

LEBANON - Warren County's most crowded primary ballot is for the commission seat Larry Crisenbery is vacating.

ELECTION '04
Edwards
Kerry, Edwards bash Bush on eve of vote
2 seek Ohio Senate seat
Same-sex debate comes to Ky.
Local NAACP to pay voters $2 to register
Four vie for Warren seat
Region's voters to decide 19 issues

Enquirer endorsements
2004 Election Guide

It's the first time since 1992 there has not been an incumbent in the race.

Four Republicans want to succeed Crisenbery.

• John Lazares of Maineville, retiring as superintendent of the Warren County Educational Service Center.

• John McCurley, a longtime Mason councilman and former mayor.

• Deerfield Township businessman Dave Young, president and founder of MBA Financial Group.

• Lebanon farmer Tom Spellmire.

Republicans will also decide a primary for county prosecutor. The candidates are incumbent prosecutor Rachel Hutzel and Blue Ash Municipal Prosecutor David Fornshell.

The contested prosecutor primary comes a year after the Republican Party chose Hutzel over Fornshell to replace Tim Oliver, who was appointed to the Warren County Domestic Relations bench.

There's an issue for Loveland residents. Nearly two years after Loveland City Council changed the zoning code to allow a commercial project at the historic White Pillars site, the issue comes to the polls.

Residents will decide whether land of at least 5 acres can be rezoned for business even if it is in a residential area.In Waynesville, voters are asked to approve a tax levy of 3.5 mills for five years to support the police department. Harlan Township voters are asked to OK a 1-mill levy for five years for fire services.




ELECTION 2004
Kerry, Edwards bash Bush on eve of vote
2 seek Ohio Senate seat
Same-sex debate comes to Ky.
Local NAACP to pay voters $2 to register
Four vie for Warren seat
Region's voters to decide 19 issues
Enquirer endorsements
2004 Election Guide

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