4-decade trustee facing re-election challenge in Warren County

Ed Wade has been a Clearcreek Twp. trustee for 40 years.

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Ed Wade has been a Clearcreek Twp. trustee for 40 years.

Clearcreek Trustee Ed Wade challenged by veteran politician and candidate who beat him four years ago.

Ed Wade, a Clearcreek Twp. trustee for 40 years, could be facing the race of his political life.

Linda Oda, the Warren County recorder and Clearcreek Twp. fiscal officer, is running on a ticket with Trustee Steve Muterspaw for two seats on the board of trustees, including one Wade has filled since 1977.

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Wade, a well-known local insurance agent, has yet to file petitions pulled on May 31. However, he indicated he would file on Tuesday.

Clearcreek Twp. is the unincorporated area around Springboro and just south of the Montgomery County border.

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The deadline to file for the Nov. 7 election is 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Four years ago, with Oda’s backing, Muterspaw topped the results in his first run for township trustee with 4,115 or 30.8 percent of the 13,357 votes cast.

Wade was second and retained his seat with 3,434 votes, or 25.7 percent.

Oda has never run for trustee but is in her third term as township fiscal officer and second as county recorder.

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Her husband, Donald Oda II, is a Warren County Common Pleas Court judge.

If Oda and Muterspaw won, they would make up a new majority on the three-person board. Jason Gabbard is the other trustee.

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