MASON COUNTY — Write-in candidates have joined the slate of potential office holders in both the Mason and Hartford elections, set for June 13.
Tuesday marked the deadline to file as a write-in candidate. One additional candidate filed in Mason and three in Hartford, all seeking council positions. No additional candidates filed in the Town of Leon, according to Recorder C. Renae Riffle.
Joining the ranks in Mason is Ralph Ross. He will be among 10 candidates seeking one of five council seats.
Other council candidates, whose names will appear on the ballot, are incumbents Bob Wing, Sharon Kearns, Marty Yeager, Emily Henry and Becky Pearson, as well as Becky Wing, Misty Young, Ricky Kearns, and David Reed.
Mayor Donna Dennis is seeking reelection in Mason, with additional mayoral candidates being Darin Young, Larry Daniel, Chuck Blake and Heath Engle. Seeking the office of recorder are incumbent Ciji Casto and Susan Yeager.
The three council candidates joining in the Hartford election as write-ins are Kenny Hoschar, James Zerkle and Greg Willett. Others seeking council seats, and who will appear on the ballot, are incumbents Carol Spencer and Patty Neil, along with Nancy Anderson.
Incumbent Mayor Gordon Spencer is the lone candidate seeking that office. Incumbent Recorder Cheryl Oldaker is the only one running for the recorder’s spot.
Candidates in Leon include incumbent Mayor M. Bruce Riffle and incumbent Recorder C. Renae Riffle, who are both seeking reelection.
There are only four candidates on the ballot for the five-member council. They include Sue McKeever, Wayne McKeever, Sam Legg and Greg Barker.
The last day to register to vote in the municipal elections is May 23. Early voting will be held May 31 through June 10, and new terms for those elected will begin July 1.
Mindy Kearns is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing, email her at email@example.com.