VAN WERT – Ohio voters will have many decisions during the Nov. 6 midterm election as nearly all Ohio’s positions are open. Van Wert also sees a few contested races.

Locally, voters will be choosing a new County Treasurer and a new County Auditor. Republican Nathan Vandenbroek will face off against Democrat Bonnie Thatcher for County Treasurer.

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For County Auditor, Democratic candidate Sara Lape and Republican candidate Phil Baxter are going head-to-head.

See Lape’s story here:

The Times Bulletin reached out to Baxter but did not receive a response.

Lincolnview and Crestview voters will see levy-renewals on their ballots. The renewals will not increase taxes.

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Voters will also see levy renewals in various townships.

State-wide, Ohio will be choosing a whole new body of government.

Choices for Governor and Lieutenant Governor include Republicans Mike DeWine and Jon Husted, Democrats Richard Cordray and Betty Sutton, Green Party candidates Constance Gadell-Newton and Brett R. Joseph, and Libertarians Travis Irvine and Todd Grayson.

Candidates running for Ohio Attorney General include Republican Dave Yost and Democrat Steve Dettelbach.

Democrat Zach Space, Libertarian Robert C. Coogan, and Republican Keith Faber are all vying for Auditor of the State.

For Secretary of the State, voters will choose from Libertarian Dustin Nanna, Democrat Kathleen Clyde, or Republican Frank LaRose.

Candidates running for Treasurer of the State include Republican Robert Sprague and Democrat Bob Richardson.

Republican Jim Renacci and Democrat Sherrod Brown will be competing for U.S. Senator.

Libertarian Don Kissick, Democrat J. Michael Galbraith, and incumbent Republican Bob Latta will be vying for 5th District Representative.

For 1st District State Senator, Democrat Adam Papin and Republican Robert McColley will be facing off.

Republican incumbent Craig Riedel is on the ballot against newcomer Aden Baker for 82nd District Representative.

Ohioans will also be picking two Justices of the Ohio Supreme Court. Ohioans will choose between Democrat Michael Donnelly or Republican Craig Baldwin and Democrat Melody Stewart or Republican Mary DeGenaro.

Residents will see a few uncontested races including Thad Lichtensteiger for Van Wert County Commissioner, Martin Burchfield for Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, and John Willamowski for Judge of the Court of Appeals.

Ohioans will also vote on one state issue – Issue 1 which is a proposed Constitutional Amendment to reduce penalties for crimes of obtaining, possessing, and using illegal drugs.

Those wishing to vote early can visit the Board of Elections at 120 E. Main St. Those who will be voting on Nov. 6 will need to visit their local polling place from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. If you are not sure where to vote, please contact the Board of Elections.

For more in-depth information on Issue 1, visit:

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