On the ballot: Oxford council, Talawanda school board contested races

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 Oxford City Council, Oxford Twp. and Talawanda Board of Education.

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

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City Council (4 to be elected)

  • Drew Davis
  • Jace Prows
  • David Prytherch
  • Chantel Lin Raghu (c)
  • Michael Smith (i)
  • Edna Carter Southard (i)(c)
  • Samantha E. Vogel (c)
  • Corey A. Watt
  • Austin Worrell


Trustee (2 to be elected)

  • Matthew D. Franke
  • Peter McCarthy
  • Norma Pennock (i)(c)
  • Gary R. Salmon (i)(c)

Fiscal officer (1 to be elected)

  • Shaunna Tafelski (i)


Board member (2 to be elected)

  • Patrick Meade (c)
  • Lori Lynn Parks
  • Mary Jane Roberts (i)(c)
  • Lois A. Vollmer (i)

The filing deadline for the November 2017 ballot has passed for most city council races and all village council, township trustee and local school board races.

All candidates for local races, except for Hamilton and Middletown city council and mayoral races, had to file by 4 p.m. Aug. 9 to file petitions for office.

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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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