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On the ballot in Tuesday’s May 8 Primary is a special election for the Dayton City Commission seat formerly held by Joey Williams. Williams announced in February he would step down because of work obligations. 

Williams was reelected to the Dayton City Commission less than four months before his resignation. Now, two well-known faith-based community leaders -- with similar first names -- are competing to join the existing commissioners on the board. 

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Gov. John Kasich has set the dates for the special primary and election to find Congressman John Boehner’s replacement.

 

According to a news release, Secretary of State Jon Husted directed boards of elections for the counties in the 8th Congressional District to begin preparing.

 

The special primary for the seat will be held March 15 of the next year. It’ll be held in conjunction with the 2016 Presidential Primary Election. The special general election will be June 7.

 

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WEST CHESTER, Ohio (AP) — A state lawmaker has joined the growing field for the U.S. House seat being vacated by Speaker John Boehner.

 

Fourth-term state Rep. Tim Derickson of Hanover Township says he'll bring "common-sense policies based on conservative principles" to Congress.

 

Other Republicans in the race so far include Butler County Auditor Roger Reynolds, state Sen. Bill Beagle of Tipp City, and Troy teacher J.D. Winteregg. No Democrats have joined the race yet.

Ohio Democratic Party Chair David Pepper says the party is not ready to throw its support behind a U.S. Senate candidate yet.
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Ohio’s Democratic Party is still looking for a candidate to run for House Speaker John Boehner’s soon-to-be-empty seat. He is leaving office at the end of October.

 

During a conference call Wednesday, reporters asked former state Sen. Nina Turner, who is now serving as the party’s engagement chair, for the names of some potential contenders, like P.G. Sittenfeld.  

Turner says there are certainly a few possibilities, but pointed out Boehner’s district is heavily Republican and will be a challenge for a Democrat.