KCDP Announces 2011 Election Endorsements and Sample Ballot
On October 18, 2011, the Knox County Democratic Party Executive Committee voted unanimously to endorse the following candidates and issue positions in Mount Vernon, the Mount Vernon City School district, and statewide. (Download a sample ballot to print and take with you to the polls.)
Mount Vernon City Schools Board
√ Margie Bennett
√ Jolene Goetzman
√ Marie Curry
Mount Vernon Mayor
Mount Vernon City Council
√ 1st Ward: Sam Barone
√ 2nd Ward: Holli Kendall
√ 3rd Ward: (no Democratic candidate running)
√ 4th Ward: John Fair
At-Large (3 seats available):
√ YES for Mount Vernon City School District: Renewal, 1.38 mills, Emergency requirements, 5yrs
√ YES for City of Mount Vernon: Electricity Aggregation
√ NO on Issue 1: Proposed Constitutional Amendment To increase the maximum age at which a person may be elected or appointed judge, to eliminate the authority of the General Assembly to establish courts of conciliation, and to eliminate the authority of the Governor to appoint a Supreme Court Commission.
√ NO on Issue 2: Referendum Referendum on new law relative to government union contracts and other government employment contracts and policies (aka Senate Bill 5). A majority yes vote is necessary for Amended Substitute Senate Bill No. 5 to be approved. Amended Substitute Senate Bill No. 5 is a new law relative to government union contracts and other government employment contracts and policies. A “YES” vote means you approve the law. A “NO” vote means you reject the law.
√ NO on Issue 3: Proposed Constitutional Amendment To preserve the freedom of Ohioans to choose their health care and health care coverage. The proposed amendment would provide that: 1) In Ohio, no law or rule shall compel, directly or indirectly, any person, employer, or health care provider to participate in a health care system; 2) In Ohio, no law or rule shall prohibit the purchase or sale of health care or health insurance; 3) In Ohio, no law or rule shall impose a penalty or fine for the sale or purchase of health care or health insurance.
For more information about statewide issues, including the ballot language for each, please visit http://www.sos.state.oh.us/SOS/elections/IssueProcBallotBd/BallotBoard.aspx