GOP candidate for Hillsboro council, Ward 3, approved


Another candidate for Hillsboro City Council will appear on the ballot this fall after the local Republican Party appointed an East Walnut Street resident.

Wendy Culbreath will run for the Ward 3 spot after two previous Republican hopefuls dropped out. She will face off against Democrat Tim Countryman.

Steve Witham, elections administrator for the Highland County Board of Elections, said Culbreath’s candidacy was approved by election board members Friday morning. The party had until Aug. 14 to name a replacement, said Witham. They met that deadline, and the board certified Culbreath’s candidacy.

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 (3 to be elected): 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. Wendy Culbreath, Republican.

• Council Ward 4: Mary B. Stanforth, Democrat; Jason Grove, Republican.

The November ballot will also feature numerous non-partisan township, village and school board races among candidates who filed by the deadline a few days ago. Check The Times-Gazette next week for a listing of those candidates.

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