Four file for Middleport Council seats


Deadline for remaining seats Aug. 9

By Sarah Hawley - shawley@civitasmedia.com



MEIGS COUNTY — Four candidates have filed for the four Middleport Council seats to be elected in the November General Election.

Three of the four, Douglas Dixon, Sharon Older and Richard Vaughan are current council members for the village. Additionally, Roger Manley Sr. has filed for run for a seat on Middleport Council. Current council member Emerson Heighton did not file by the May 1 deadline in the village.

Middleport is the only village with the earlier deadline, as due to population candidates in the village could run as partisan candidates. Instead, all four have filed as independents.

The Meigs County Board of Elections will meet on June 13 for their regular meeting, at which time they will review the petitions for certification and ballot placement.

In addition to the four Middleport Council seats to be voted on in November, there are several seats in other villages, as well as trustee and school board seats to be voted on.

According to a list provided by the Board of Elections, there are four council seats open in each village, Pomeroy, Racine, Syracuse and Rutland.

There are two trustee seats to be voted on in each township, as well as school board seats in each district.

The deadline for all candidate positions to be filed for the seats to be elected is Aug. 9 at 4 p.m. to appear on the November ballot.

Deadline for remaining seats Aug. 9

By Sarah Hawley

shawley@civitasmedia.com