OTTAWA — Putnam County Democrats will have at least one contested race to decide during the primary election on May 6.
Judge Michael Borer and a challenger, Putnam County Prosecutor Gary
Lammers, both filed candidate petitions last Friday, Jan. 3, for the
Democrat race for Juvenile and Probate Judge.
As of Tuesday, Feb. 4, at noon, no other individuals have filed for the race, according to the Putnam County Board of Elections.
deadline for filing a partisan petition for the May 6, 2014 Primary
Election is 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. This is also the deadline to
file issues for the May election.
An Independent candidate has
until the day before the May 6 primary to file to be a candidate in the
general election in November. This is true for all open positions on the
Borer was first appointed to the bench by former Gov. Ted
Strickland at the retirement of Judge Daniel Gerschutz in 2011. He was
then elected to the remainder of the term in 2012. Borer has also worked
as an assistant county prosecutor and served as solicitor for five
Lammers was first elected as county prosecutor in
2004. He also served as the county’s juvenile prosecutor from 1990 to
2000. He served as the magistrate for the Columbus Grove Mayor’s Court
and as solicitor for the Village of Kalida for several years.
The winner of this judge race will appear as a non-partisant candidate on the November ballot.
Putnam County Auditor Robert Benroth has also filed to run on the
Republican May Primary ticket for re-election to his position. As of
Tuesday no one else had filed for the position in either party.
up for election is the commissioner position now filled by Democrat
John Love. On Tuesday, Love said he intended to file yet that day to run
for his third term as a Putnam County Commissioner.
county-wide race on the May primary is a new 1.60 mill ten-year levy for
the purpose of Brookhill Center’s operation and support of services for
individuals with developmental disabilities along with Brookhill
Center’s maintenance and repair of public buildings.
school issues are on the ballog. Patrick Hnry School is running a 1.9
mill permanent improvement replacement levy that is continuing. McComb
School is running a .5 percent five-year renewal income tax levy.