Voters shoot down fair, municipal taxes


By Dean Wright - [email protected]



Emma Newberry, from left, stands with her mother, Rachel Newberry, and sister Taylor Newberry, all of Gallipolis, as they vote Tuesday afternoon in the Ohio primary election. According to poll workers at Gallipolis St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, otherwise known as Gallipolis City Polling Station 1, they had 126 voters as of 2 p.m. with a steady flow of voters visiting throughout the day. Gail Belville sat as presiding judge of the station.


GALLIPOLIS — Gallia County voted Tuesday evening to decide the fate of its fair relocation project as well as national presidential hopefuls.

Unofficial results for the primary election in Gallia County were gathered by the Tribune with a total of 25 of 25 precincts reporting countywide.

Gallipolis residents voted down the municipal income 1 percent tax increase, 598 to 303, and approved the increased liquor license option, 503 to 403, while Gallia County residents once again voted down the fair relocation sales tax of one-quarter of 1 percent increase, 4,338 to 4,090.

Of the Democratic candidates running for the presidential primary, Bernie Sanders pulled 966 votes. Hillary Clinton pulled 945 and Roque De La Fuente pulled 70. For the Democrat races for U.S. Senate, Ted Strickland pulled 1,737 votes while Kelli Prather tallied in with 162 votes and P.G. Sittenfeld 52 votes.

Democrats running for a seat in the 6th Congressional District tallied in with Michael Davenport pulling 1,075 votes and Michael Lorentz pulling 439 votes. Democrats running for Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court tallied John O’Donnell with 1,262 votes. Cynthia Rice also pulled 1,231 votes running for a separate Supreme Court seat. Valarie Gerlach pulled 789 while shooting for a seat as Judge of the Court of Appeals in Ohio. Paul Price pulled 736.

Jeff Adkins pulled 1,632 votes for the seat of Gallia County Prosecutor as the sole Democrat running. Joe Browning tallied 1,786 votes as sole Democrat running for the Gallia County Sheriff’s seat.

For Democrats, Robert Jenkins pulled 55 voters for the County Central Committee seat in city precinct 1. Shawn Saunders tallied 54 votes for County Central Committee seat in City Precinct 2. Janet Cardwell pulled 74 votes for County Central Committee in City Precinct 3. Russell Rumley tallied 117 votes for County Central Committee in Addison Township. Carole Roush pulled 65 votes for County Central Committee in Cheshire Township. Gwendolyn Ross tallied 88 votes in Clay Township for County Central Committee. John Burnett tallied 99 votes in Gallipolis Township for County Central Committee.

In Green 1 Precinct, Jeff Adkins tallied 125 votes for County Central Committee. In Green Precinct 2, Richard Grau tallied 38 votes for County Central Committee. In Guyan Township, Jeff Fowler tallied 39 votes for County Central Committee. Jack Slone tallied 39 votes in Harrison Township for County Central Committee. Mary Deel pulled 107 votes for County Central Committee in Huntington Township. Randall Adkins tallied 53 votes for Morgan Township County Central Committee. Sheridan Clagg pulled 53 votes for Perry Township for the County Central Committee. Carole Armstrong had 76 votes in her bid for County Central Committee in the Bidwell precinct. Sharon Tackett had 53 votes in Springfield 1 Precinct for County Central Committee. Patricia Sprague had 57 votes in Springfield 2 Precinct for County Central Committee.

Republican delegate-at-large hopefuls in Gallia County were led by Donald Trump with 2,900 votes. John Kasich followed closely with 2,087 votes. Ted Cruz tallied 910 votes and Marco Rubio had 161.

Republican Congressional District Presidential Delegates in Gallia were led with Trump with 2,703 votes. Kasich pulled 1,987 votes. Cruz had 907 votes. Rubio had 184 votes.

Republicans running for U.S. Senate were led with Rob Portman pulling 4,047 votes. Don Elijah Eckhart had 935 votes. Congressman Bill Johnson pulled 4,775 votes for the 6th Congressional District seat.

Maureen O’Connor pulled 4,369 votes as a Republican shooting for a spot as Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court. In Gallia County, Pat Fischer beat out Colleen Mary O’Toole for a seat running as Republican as a Justice on the Ohio Supreme Court at 2,178 to 2,100. Pat Dewine tallied 4,353 running for another spot as Justice on the Ohio Supreme Court. Matthew McFarland had 3,933 votes to run for Judge of the Court of Appeals in Ohio.

Republican Phil Bowman beat out Republican James Rosendahl 3,157 to 1,072 for a shot as a member of the State Central Committee. Republican Bonnie Ward beat out Republican Wendy Sizemore for a shot as a member of the State Central Committee tallied at 2,183 to 2,161. Ryan Smith tallied 5,218 votes for a shot at the 93rd District for State Representative.

Gallia County Republicans saw Margaret Evans pull 4,742 votes for Court of Common Pleas. Brent Saunders pulled 4,503 votes for Gallia County Commissioner. David Smith beat Mike Brown for a spot at Gallia County Commissioner, 3,342 to 2,101. Jason Holdren tallied 4,354 for the Republican shot at Gallia County Prosecutor. Noreen Saunders tallied 4,985 votes to serve as Clerk of Court of Common Pleas. Matt Champlin tallied 4,218 votes for a shot at Gallia County Sheriff. Roger Walker tallied 4,338 votes for County Recorder. Steve McGhee pulled 4,359 votes for County Treasurer. Brett Boothe tallied 4,575 votes for County Engineer. Daniel Whiteley tallied 4,706 votes for County Coroner.

Republicans saw David Evans tallied 147 votes for County Central Committee in City Precinct 1. Roger Brandeberry tallied 173 votes in City Precinct 2 for County Central Committee. Judy Jones tallied 205 votes in City Precinct 3 for County Central Committee. Addison Township saw Charla Whobrey pull 334 votes for County Central Committee.

Randy Mulford tallied 102 votes for Cheshire Township to serve on the County Central Committee. Kennison Saunders tallied 321 votes in Clay Township. Daniel Casey tallied 229 votes in Gallipolis Township for County Central Committee. Brent Billings tallied 291 votes for Green Precinct 1 for County Central Committee. Richard Houck tallied 139 votes in Green Precinct 2 for County Central Committee. Russ Moore tallied 238 votes in Green Precinct 4 for County Central Committee. Lana Lane pulled 273 votes in Green Precinct 5 for County Central Committee. James Potter tallied 62 votes in Greenfield Township for County Central Committee. Jeff Halley pulled 159 votes in Guyan Township for County Central Committee.

Charlene Ward pulled 134 votes in Harrison Township for County Central Committee. Samuel Sowards Junior tallied 165 votes in Huntington Township for County Central Committee. Benjamin Hash tallied 188 votes in Morgan Township for County Central Committee. Mike Daines pulled 131 votes for County Central Committee in Ohio Township. Connie Metzler tallied 206 votes for County Central Committee in Centerville precinct. Earl Morgan tallied 142 votes in Raccoon Township for County Central Committee. William Skidmore tallied 117 votes in Bidwell precinct for County Central Committee. David Roush beat out Donald Schoonover for County Central Committee in Springfield Precinct 1 with votes tallied at 131 to 68. Donald Denney tallied 200 votes in Springfield Precinct 2 for County Central Committee. Keith Carter tallied 133 votes in Walnut Township for County Central Committee.

Joseph DeMare had 4 votes for a shot at U.S. Senate.

Dean Wright can be reached at (740) 446-2342, Ext. 2103.

Emma Newberry, from left, stands with her mother, Rachel Newberry, and sister Taylor Newberry, all of Gallipolis, as they vote Tuesday afternoon in the Ohio primary election. According to poll workers at Gallipolis St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, otherwise known as Gallipolis City Polling Station 1, they had 126 voters as of 2 p.m. with a steady flow of voters visiting throughout the day. Gail Belville sat as presiding judge of the station.
http://mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_IMG950712.jpgEmma Newberry, from left, stands with her mother, Rachel Newberry, and sister Taylor Newberry, all of Gallipolis, as they vote Tuesday afternoon in the Ohio primary election. According to poll workers at Gallipolis St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, otherwise known as Gallipolis City Polling Station 1, they had 126 voters as of 2 p.m. with a steady flow of voters visiting throughout the day. Gail Belville sat as presiding judge of the station.

By Dean Wright

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