Unofficial Election Results of Perry County

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Unofficial results are in for Perry County.

The voters of Perry County passed a 1.0 mill levy to benefit the Perry County Home, also known as Fairview Assisted Living.  The money from the renewal will go toward maintenance and operation of the home, according to unofficial results.

A total of 8,780 of the voters were in favor of the levy, with only 5,612 opposing it.

Benjamin M. Carpenter will become the new County Commissioner.  Carpenter defeated Ed Keister by accumulating 8,555 votes.  Keister, the former Commissioner running for re-election, fell short with 5,796 votes.

William R. Barker will stay in office as the sheriff after voters elected him over his opponent, Amy English.  Barker who got 9,148 votes, has been serving as a law enforcement officer in Perry County for over 35 years, according to the Perry Tribune.  English received 5,402 votes.

The voters in the Village of New Straitsville voted in favor of a 3.0 mill additional levy.  The money will go toward the construction, resurfacing, and repair of streets, roads, and bridges.  The levy was approved by voters 137 to 78.

In the Village of Roseville, voters passed a marijuana ordinance which will lower the penalty for marijuana infractions.  The ordinance won 152 to 130.  Also in Roseville, a 4.0 mill renewal levy which will be used for the operation of the village did not pass by a vote of 154 to 138.

Everything on the ballot in the Village of Somerset was passed including the approval of Sunday liquor sales at the American Legion Post 58 with a vote of 427 to 193.  Also in Somerset, voters chose to replace the current 4.0 mill levy with a 6.5 mill levy by a vote of 363 to 257.  The money will be used for the purpose of police protection. 

A proposal for an Electric Aggregation Ordinance was also passed by Somerset voters by a vote of 308 to 293.

A 0.5 mill additional levy in Clayton Township to benefit the maintenance of cemeteries failed.  The vote was 363 to 260.

Thorn Township passed a 3.0 mill additional levy with 1,177 votes to 988.  The money will go toward the payment of permanent, part-time, and volunteer firefighters and emergency medial personnel. 

Money will not be going toward the repair, remodeling, and construction of school buildings of the Fairfield Union Local School District.  The voters of Fairfield, Hocking, and Perry counties denied the 3.0 mill renewal with a narrow 61 to 60 vote.