Friday, October 22, 2004

Candidate aims win as write-in


Young's foe not named on ballot

By Erica Solvig
Enquirer staff writer

COMMISSIONER RACE
JACK CHRISMAN
Hometown: Clearcreek Township
Age: 57
Occupation: retired in 1997 from personal real estate deals and the A-1 Carryout in Lebanon; works part time at Airborne Express in Wilmington
Experience: first time running for office.

DAVE YOUNG
Hometown: Mason
Age: 37
Occupation: president, MBA Financial Group in Loveland
Experience: first political office sought; board member with the Warren County Republican Party and area coordinator with President Bush's 2000 campaign
ELECTION SECTION
Election 2004 page
LEBANON - Dave Young may be the only name voters see on the ballot for the vacant Warren County commissioner spot, but a Clearcreek Township man is still hoping to be the one who gets elected.

Jack Chrisman is running as a write-in candidate against Young, who beat out three other candidates in the March Republican primary. Both men are vying for the seat longtime commissioner Larry Crisenbery is vacating.

In a separate race, Commissioner Pat South is running unopposed, so the winner of the Young-Chrisman race will be the first new commissioner in more than 10 years.

"From an economic standpoint, we're overburdened with our own property taxes," said Young, a Mason businessman and married father of three. "We have to offset the current growth ... and the future growth - because there's more people coming."

He wants to encourage more business development to offset the residential growth. Young also wants to build a high-tech corridor starting with the Procter & Gamble Health Care Research Center in Mason and going north.

Chrisman, who didn't have enough valid signatures to get on the ballot as an independent, says the county "can't really penalize the builders for wanting to come to Warren County where they have a good market." He wants incentives for farmers to keep their land as is.

Neither candidate is in favor of impact fees that would get tacked onto new homes to pay for roads, parks and other infrastructure improvements. The current commissioners have pushed for a fee as high as $10,000 a home.

E-mail esolvig@enquirer.com




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