Circleville – The last official spot for Circleville 3rd ward has backed out and left the position open with no candidates to represent the ward on council, but the current Councilman says that he’s stepped up and is hoping people support him.
According to the Pickaway County Board of Elections, Dominic Ali, who had filed as a Democrat for the 3rd Ward, withdrew his candidacy last week.
Todd Brady, currently serving as 3rd Ward councilman as a Republican, filed to be a write-in candidate. If he receives at least 25 write-in votes during the primary, he will qualify for the November ballot.
We were able to ask Brady why the spot was open on the Republican side, “I didn’t circulate a petition for the election because I wasn’t planning on running again, and there was a reliable Republican candidate circulating one. Unfortunately, his petition was booted for clerical errors. So this has caused a void in Republican representation in the third ward. As the Republican Representative for the third ward on the Republican Central Committee. I felt it was my responsibility to do whatever I could.
So, I filed as a write-in candidate for the primary. I need 25 voters in the third ward to write me in to be on the November ballot. It was very unfortunate that Dominic dropped his petition. The conversations we had at council meetings seemed to indicate he was knowledgeable about government and social issues,” Todd Brady Third Ward Circleville City Council.
An Independent Candidate could still file for the position and be placed on the ballot for the fall election.