Middletown Councilmember Joe Mulligan is seeking reelection to a third term (second consecutive). Councilmember Ami Vitori, a fourth-generation Middletownian, decided not to seek reelection to a second term.
The other candidates seeking election to Middletown City Council include Jennifer Carter, Zachary Ferrell, Julia Lewis-Smith and former Middletown police chief Rodney Muterspaw.
Davis said as of now, Thursday’s forum is the only one being hosted by the Middletown NAACP but added that can change and is “more than happy” to partner with any community organization or group to present additional opportunities to learn about local candidates.
“We’re not opposed to doing additional candidate forums,” she said. “This is probably, right now, the only one that will probably be face-to-face.”
Davis said the two unopposed candidates to Middletown City School Board, and any other area candidate for local office, can attend the online Oct. 16 Middletown NAACP meeting as some of its members reside in the communities neighboring the city.
Those who plan to submit questions to present to candidates by moderator Gannett’s Kevin Aldridge should arrive around 5:30 p.m. at the community center.
After Thursday, Middletown City Council candidates will be at the Oct. 7 forum hosted by the Chamber of Commerce Serving Middletown, Monroe and Trenton at Middletown council chambers. Lenny Robinson will moderate at the October forum.
HOW TO GO
What: Middletown City Council candidates forum
Where: Robert “Sonny” Hill Jr. Community Center, 800 Lafayette Ave.
When: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday (arrive at 5:30 p.m. if you plan to submitted questions for candidates)
More: Masks will be required and temperatures will be taken. The forum hosted by the Middletown chapter of the NAACP.
Oct. 4: Last day to register to vote for Nov. 2 election (which can be done online)
Oct. 5: Early in-person voting and vote-by-mail begins
Oct. 30: Last day to request applicants for absentee ballots to be mailed for Nov. general election. All applications for absentee ballots must be received by noon.
Nov. 1: Last day to vote early at the Butler County Board of Elections (2 p.m. in-office early voting closes)
Nov 2: Election day, Polls open 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Source: Butler County Board of Elections, Ohio Secretary of State
CANDIDATES FOR MIDDLETOWN COUNCIL
There are five people seeking election for one of two open seats on Middletown City Council this November. They include:
- Jennifer Carter
- Zachary Ferrell
- Julia Lewis-Smith
- Joe Mulligan*
- Rodney Muterspaw
* denotes incumbent