Write-in race for commission generates interest

Mary Ann Kearns - [email protected]
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Filling the seat on Maysville City Commission left vacant following the recent death of Commissioner Jerry Schumacher has attracted more interest than it did early on in the race.

Because there are now only three eligible candidates named on the ballot for the four available spots on commission, write-in candidates will also be eligible. By Tuesday, no less than five people had declared their intentions to run as a write-in candidate. They include David Doyle, Robbie Detro, Ann Brammer and Kathryn Gilligan, along with Barry Shrout who originally filed as a candidate for Mason County School Board District 5. He has withdrawn from that race and has thrown his hat into the commission race as a write-in.

Others interested in seeking office as a write-in candidate have until Oct. 26 to file a declaration of intent with the county clerk, according to the SOS election calendar.

Current commissioners Victor McKay and Kelly Ashley has field for reelection and Jeff Brammer, who was named to fill Schumacher’s seat last week until January, had also filed earlier and will appear on the ballot.

Commissioner Judy Pfeffer did not file for reelection.

Mason County Clerk Stephanie Schumacher said ballots have already been printed with Jerry Schumacher’s name, however votes for him will not be tallied.

There is still time to be eligible to vote in the Nov. 6 General Election, Schumacher said. The last date to register is Oct. 9. she said.

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Mary Ann Kearns

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