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Elections 2018: Candidates Face Off In Montgomery County Commissioner, Auditor Races


Republicans and Democrats will face off Tuesday in two separate races for seats in Montgomery County.

Miami Valley business owner and Republican candidate for Montgomery County Commissioner Doug Barry says he hopes he’ll be able to break a Democratic stronghold that’s controlled the commission for more than a dozen years.

Barry has served as a Miami Township Trustee since 2014. He’s operated the Barry staffing agency since 1998. He’s also been involved in numerous business and civic groups throughout his career.

The Democratic candidate for Montgomery County Commissioner is Carolyn Rice. She has served as Montgomery County Treasurer since being appointed in 2007.

Rice also serves on a number of county committees dealing with fiscal issues. She also has experience in the private sector working with several large Dayton-based businesses.

There are two candidates facing off in the Montgomery County Auditor’s race: incumbent auditor and Democrat Karl Keith, who’s been in the office for 18 years, and Republican Harry Bossy, a Miami Valley small business owner for more than 25 years.