20-year-old newcomer elected newest Madison Twp. trustee

Youth was served in the race for the one seat on Madison Twp. trustees.

Thomas Hall, 20, a 2014 Madison High School graduate, defeated two other candidates for the single seat on the trustees. Hall received 46 percent of the vote, followed by Brian Brooks (35 percent) and Brent Nance (19 percent), according to unofficial results from the Butler County Board of Elections.

Nearly 5,000 paper absentee ballots were not included in the vote totals as of this newspaper’s deadline Tuesday. The Butler County Board of Elections reported technical issues with the scanning process of the paper ballots. Once counted, those votes could impact the final results of some of the closer races.

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Hall said he was “speechless” late Tuesday night when it appeared he was going to be the winner.

“This was such a long day, a great day,” he said. “Definitely a team win, not all individual.”

Hall is a student majoring in economics at Miami University. While at Madison, Hall served as class president and the National Honor Society president. He called campaigning door-to-door “one of the best learning experiences.”

Then he added: “I feel very blessed and grateful for the opportunity.”

Hall has said roads in the township “are a very big ongoing issue.”

“We have the best road crew in the entire state of Ohio,” he said. “They are constantly working on different projects. Being a Madison resident all my life, I’ve seen first-hand the road crew in action all around the area.”

Brooks, 51, was appointed to a vacated trustee seat in January, and Nance is a 65-year-old retired school teacher and coach.

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