Voters in Tipp City defeated a bond issue for a new elementary school while Chief Deputy Dave Duchak was selected as the Republican nominee for Miami County sheriff in Tuesday’s primary election.
Also Tuesday, county Prosecutor Tony Kendell and county Commissioner Jack Evans were re-elected while Commissioner Richard Cultice lost in his bid for re-election to Greg Simmons.
All votes totals are unofficial and do not include provisional ballots cast Tuesday.
The vote for the 3.98-mill bond issue in Tipp City was defeated 3,884 to 2,240.
Superintendent Gretta Kumpf said Tuesday was "a disappointing day for the community."
"The need is not going away. We have more work to do," she said. Kumpf said the board of education would regroup and discuss the future direction.
Duchak won the four-way Republican primary for sheriff with 7,822 votes followed by Paul Reece with 6,875, Chris Anderson with 5,630 and Steve Cooper with 2,813. Duchak will face former chief deputy Joe Mahan in November. Mahan filed as an independent.
"I was expecting it to be close all along," Duchak said. "I am extremely grateful for the voters' support."
Kendell defeated Mel Kemmer in the prosecutor's race, 13,220 to 8,060.
"I just want to thank the voters of Miami County for their faith and confidence in me," Kendell said. X
Evans bested Cindy Lillicrap for one commission seat, 11,481 to 10,037 while Simmons received 11,950 votes to 8,175 for Cultice.
The Troy schools 5.8 mill operating levy was renewed by a vote of 5,955 to 3,433.