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Middletown City Council will see change this November

The number of candidates in the race for the two open seats on Middletown City Council will be determined at Tuesday’s certification meeting of the Butler County Board of Elections.

There will be a change in the make-up of the board as Councilman Dan Picard chose to not seek re-election.

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Councilwoman Dora Bronston will be the only incumbent on the slate of candidates for Middletown voters, which includes:

  • Incumbent Councilwoman Dora Bronston
  • Mark Anthony Barker
  • Roy Gordon
  • Ami Vitori
  • Joe Mulligan

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Typically local elections are the lowest voter-turnout elections, though Miami University Regionals political science professor John Forren said they have greatest impact on everyday life.

“It’s always a sign of a healthy democracy that we have contested races, because when we see competition between candidates that means the voters will more often have a real choice when it comes to who will govern, and by extension, what policies will be carried out by the government.”

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