On the ballot: West Chester, Liberty Twp., Lakota school board

On the ballot: West Chester, Liberty Twp., Lakota school board

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The deadline for candidates to file for office in most Butler County communities has passed. Election Day is Nov. 7 but early voting begins Oct. 11. FILE

There are 23 races set up to be contested in November’s election, pending certification of those races by the Butler County Board of Elections on Aug. 21.

Here are the candidates for Liberty and West Chester townships, and the Lakota Board of Education.

Those with (i) indicates they are the incumbent and (c) indicates they have been certified to be on the November ballot.

LIBERTY TWP.

Trustee (2 to be elected)

  • Mike Dailey
  • Tom Farrell (i)(c)
  • Christine L. Matacic (i)
  • Elizabeth Maurer

WEST CHESTER TWP.

Trustee (2 to be elected)

  • Chris M. Cavens
  • Mariann Penska
  • Joan Powell
  • Mark Stephen Welch (i)
  • Lee Wong (i)(c)

LAKOTA LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board member (3 to be elected)

  • Jason A. Baldwin (c)
  • Kelley Casper (c)
  • Ernest Duane Gause
  • Bradley R. Lovell (c)
  • Ray Murray (i)(c)
  • Todd M. Parnell (i)

All candidates for local races, except for Hamilton and Middletown city council and mayoral races, had to file by 4 p.m. Wednesday to file petitions for office.

Hamilton and Middletown city council and mayoral candidates have until Aug. 24 to file petitions as per their respective city charters.

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