Tuesday’s Republican primary election for the 4th Ward Hillsboro City Council race finalized the choices city voters will have in November for municipal offices.
Jason Grove defeated Joe Mahan in the 4th Ward contest by a vote of 55-42. Grove will face Democratic candidate Mary Stanforth in November.
Meanwhile, Republicans failed to find a candidate to run for the 3rd Ward after two previous hopefuls dropped out, meaning Democrat Tim Countryman will run unopposed in that ward. Republicans had until May 1 to appoint a candidate.
Also, non-affiliated candidates had until May 1 to file for Hillsboro city offices, but none did, according to election officials.
Candidates who will be on the ballot for city offices in November are as follows, with incumbents noted by (i).
• Municipal Court Judge: David H. McKenna (i), Democrat.
• President of Council: Lee Koogler (i), Republican.
• City Treasurer: Patricia Burns, Democrat, Amy Robinson, Republican.
• Council-at-Large: Brandon Leeth, Democrat; Tracy Aranyos (i) Republican (currently represents Ward 3); Justin Harsha (i), Republican; Ann E. Morris (i), Republican.
• Council Ward 1: Rob Smith, Democrat; Adam Wilkin, Republican.
• Council Ward 2: Jason L. Burns, Democrat; Claudia Klein (i), Republican.
• Council Ward 3: Tim Countryman, Democrat.
• Council Ward 4: Mary B. Stanforth, Democrat; Jason Grove, Republican.
The November ballot will also feature numerous township, village and school board races, all of which are considered non-partisan, with a filing deadline of Aug. 9.
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