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The unofficial 2021 General Election results for Scioto County

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Election results are in for Scioto County, with 21.8% of registered voters casting 9,885 ballots on Tuesday.

The lone contested council race in the county was in Portsmouth, with Andy Cole defeating Gary Jenkins for the available third ward council seat. 

The races for township trustee in the county were far more competitive, with races in Clay, Green, Harrison, Jefferson, Madison, Morgan, Nile, Porter, Rush, Union, Valley, Vernon, and Washington townships all contested.

In Clay Township, Tim Hines and Tony Whitt defeated Tim Erwin and Darren Oliver for the two available trustee seats. In Green Township, Roger Collett and Steve Ruggles defeated Jamey Bailey and Aldine Gaspers for the two available trustee seats.

In Harrison Township, Tyler Seibert defeated opponents Todd Cron, Steven Jarrell and Robert L. Raby for the one available, unexpired term trustee seat. Calvin Seibert and Greg Tackett defeated four opponents, Alan Brisker, Brian Seth Caudill, James Ray Fyffe and Charles W. Parker, winning the township’s other two trustee seats.

In Madison Township, Chris Rase and Tim Wheeler defeated five opponents for the two available trustee seats. In Morgan Township, Russ Montgomery and Brad Phipps secured the two available trustee seats, defeating two opponents. In Nile Township, Mike Journey and Matt Reiser defeated Craig J. Opperman for the two available trustee seats.

In Porter Township, Dennis DeCamp and David Prater defeated three opponents, Dave Hanzel, Kent A. Madden and Trevor Miller, securing the two available trustee seats. In Rush Township, Eric Lutz and Danny Wheelersburg defeated Jarrod Montavon and Phil LaJoye for the two available trustee seats. In Union Township, David Eichenlaub and Brian Howell defeated Sam Nickles for the two available trustee seats.

In Valley Township, Steve Howard and Randall Spriggs defeated two opponents, Shannon Horton and David See, for the two available trustee seats. In Washington Township, Scott Bauer and Jim McGraw defeated Ross Hamilton and Michael Jordan for the two available trustee seats.

In the race for Minford School District, Tehra Clevenger, Matthew Knore and Shane Mougey defeated Joe Stockham and Craig Conkel for the three available seats. In the Valley School District, Donald Jeremy Buckle and Philip Shephard defeated Richard Duncan for the two available seats.

Scioto County voters voted against the passage of a gas aggregation by 57.04%. The voters in the City of Portsmouth voted against the Electricity Purchase with a narrow 50.78%. The voters in New Boston Village voted for the Flood Defense tax levy by 88.79%. 

Otway Village passed the current expenses tax levy by 84.61%. Otway Village voters also voted in favor of a fire protection tax levy by 84.61%. 

South Webster Village voted in favor of the current expenses tax levy, passing it with 84.44% of the vote.

Jefferson Township cast 63.7% of ballots in favor of a fire protection tax levy. Morgan Township voters passed multiple fire protection tax levies as well, the first passing with 78.9% of the vote and the second passing with 78.7%.

Nile Township residents voted in favor of the township’s cemetery levy by 67%. Voters in Rush Township approved a police tax levy with 52% of the vote, and passed a roads tax levy by 64%.

In Vernon Township, 59% of voters cast ballots in favor of a roads tax levy, along with a fire protection levy which passed by 73% of the vote.

Washington Township, 54% of voters cast ballots in favor of an EMS tax levy.

Get the details for all the races in Scioto County here.

Per Ohio law, these results are considered unofficial until final official canvas is completed in three weeks.