Politics

Welcome to our Election Guide!

Election DayThe area commonly know as "Beavercreek" consists of two primary government authorities, the City Of Beavercreek and Beavercreek Township.  From a resident standpoint, there are few differences... they're served by the same fire department and school system, the tax base is nearly identical, and we all just seem to live in "Beavercreek".  The township is served by the Greene County Sheriff rather than the Beavercreek Police Department - this is the most outwardly noticeable difference.  If you live in the city - you also live in the township - If you're outside of the city - you're only in the township.

Please familiarize yourself with the candidates and issues presented prior to casting your vote.  It's important to note that party affiliations are not present on the ballot for numerous positions, if this is important to you - please see below as we have annotated the candidate with their affiliation, if any.

Information is presented as-provided, BeavercreekLiving.com will not endorse nor interpret candidate information.  The Ohio Secretary of State has some great online tools available here for you.

Election Day is November 6, 2018

 

 Candidates For State/Local Offices -

(Precinct of residence in italics)

  • Ohio Supreme Court Justice
    • Michael Donnelly
    • Craig Baldwin
    • Melody Stewart
    • Mary Degenaro
  • Ohio Court of Appeals (2nd District)
    • Jeffrey Welbaum
  • Court of Common Please (Juvenile Division)
    • Adolfo Tornichio
  • Beavercreek City Council (Unexpired Term Ending 12/31/2019)
    • Charles Curran

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We encourage everyone to closely review the language of every ballot issue, bond issue and levy.  As Grandma used to say, "The devil is in the details".  Television and radio commercials will never provide full details, but merely sell you the sizzle they want you to hear.  A sample ballot with the approved language is offered below.

Ballot Issues -

  • Statewide Issue
    • Issue 1 - Reduce penalties for crimes of obtaining, possessing and using illegal drugs
  • Greene County Vocational School District (GCCC)
    • Bond Issue - $62,000.00 and 1.03 mills for 20 years for a New Career Center
  • Beavercreek City School District
    • Bond Issue - Additional 6.2 mills, 5 years ~ Emergency Requirements
  • Greene Memorial Hospital
    • Renewal - 0.50 mills, 5 years ~ for the purchasing of equipment for use by emergency, nursing, cancer and women's health services
  • Greene County Children Services
    • Renewal - 1.5 mills, 5 years ~ to continue the care, protection and placement of abused, neglected and dependent children
  • Greene County Council On Aging
    • Renewal - 1.4 mills, 5 years ~ to provide services to citizens including emergency response systems, home-delivered meals, in-home care, caregiver support and respite, and adult day care
  • Greene County Developmental Disabilities
    • Renewal - 3.5 mills, 5 years ~ in support of programs like Four Oaks Early Intervention, the Atrium, Greene, Inc. and Communities Services Facilities
  • City of Beavercreek
    • Charter Amendments
      • The first proposal requires candidates for the Council to provide fifty qualified elector signatures to be nominated by petition.  The current requirement is 75.
      • The second proposal would change the requirement of an appointee to Council to petition at the next general election to serve the balance of the unexpired term.  The change applies if at the time of the appointment less than two years remain of the unexpired term, the appointee would serve the remaining term without election.
  • City of Beavercreek Police Services
    • Renewal - 4.5 mills ~ for the purpose of providing and maintaining motor vehicles, communications, other equipment, buildings and sites used for such bildings used directly in the operation of a police department.

 

Sample Ballot -

  • You can download an actual sample of your personal ballot from the Ohio Secretary of State.  It's really easy - just CLICK HERE!  Note that there are ballot issue descriptions included, but that some party affiliations are omitted, see those above.
  • Here's mine if you don't want to go through the above.

Please share with your friends, family and neighbors!

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The City Of Beavercreek Information - 

The City Charter establishes a Council-Manager form of government with an elected City Council composed of a Mayor and six Council Members which exercises legislative authority over the governing of the municipality. The Council Members are elected at-large to four year revolving terms of office. The Council candidate receiving the most popular votes in each municipal election serves as Mayor for two years until the next election and as a Council Member for the remaining two years of office. The City Council meets two times monthly on the second and fourth Mondays. Click here for more information on meetings.  A City Manager is appointed by the City Council to direct and manage the municipal organization and services, and to advise and assist the Council.

Beavercreek Township Information -

As written by Frank B. Zink, "Beavercreek Township is one of the original four townships in this section of the state. It extended as far north as Lake Erie. It is a beautiful valley, fertile, well timbered, rolling and picturesque. It is noted for its fine farms. The high ridge separating Beaver Creek and Mad River is a particularly fine fruit section." Beavercreek Township encompasses 50 square miles of Greene County, and is bordered by Fairborn, Xenia, Sugarcreek, and Dayton.  Click here for a list of Township Trustees or for the Township calendar.

Greene County -

Greene County, Ohio, named for General Nathanael Greene, the Revolutionary War Hero, was established in its present boundaries in 1819. When Ohio was admitted to the Union in 1803, Greene County stretched from Clinton County on the south to the then north line of the new state.

The Board of Greene County Commissioners is the general administrative body for county government and serves as the taxing, budgeting, appropriating, and purchasing authority for Greene County.

Departments under their jurisdiction provide a variety of services to the residents of the county. Their duties and authority are specifically outlined in the Ohio Revised Code. Each commissioner is elected at-large to serve a four-year term.