The face of Morrow County Commissioners office will take on a new look come January, as voters in Tuesday’s primary election ousted several incumbent officials in the county government ranks.
Warren Davis defeated Richard “Dick” Miller by capturing 53 percent of the votes cast for the seat currently occupied by Miller. Davis’ term will commence Jan. 3 of 2017.
“Thank you to everyone who supported and believed in me during my campaign,” a victorious Davis said. “Thank you to my wife Kristy. I couldn’t have done it without you. Now the hard work begins.”
Davis previously was unsuccessful in his attempt to win the office as a write-in candidate, but comes to the position with previous public service experience. He served as a North Bloomfield Twp Trustee for eight years.
In the other primary race for Morrow County Commissioner, Mount Gilead Mayor Mike Porter was chosen, in an unopposed race, as the Democratic nominee for the November election.
He will square-off against Burgess Castle, who captured the Republican nomination with 26.98 percent of the votes, defeating Loren Altizer, incumbent Dennis Leader, Dan Levering and Greg Mooney.
The winner of the November election will begin their Commissioner term Jan. 2 of 2017.
After an unsuccessful bid for the 87th district state representative office, Tom Whiston will return to his seat as Morrow County Commissioner. Whiston was defeated by Wes Goodman, who received 44.79 percent of the total votes in the race.
Whiston will be the lone incumbent County Commissioner following the November election.
Reach Jones at 419-946-3010 ext. 1803