Ross County Fairgrounds — The Republican Women of Ross County held their Annual Dinner Thursday and provided an introduction to many candidates running in the spring election.
Julie Lambert, chair of the Republican Women, gave me an overview at the end of the event that you can hear that in the below video. The event featured a raffle and silent auction in the fairgrounds multipurpose building.
Lambert numbered the attending Republican candidates who were given a few minutes to introduce themselves in contested races:
- Four candidates running for two Ross County Commissioner seats
- Two candidates running for Ross County Clerk of Courts
- Eight of the 14 candidates running for Brad Wenstrup’s Second Congressional District
The four Republican candidates running for two Ross County Commissioner seats, and two Republican candidates running for Ross County Clerk of Courts – left to right, with the office they are running for:
- Joe Weathersbee (Clerk of Courts)
- David Glass (Commissioner Garrett’s seat)
- James “Oody” Lowe (incumbent Commissioner)
- emcee Julie Lambert
- Jordan Wheeler (Clerk of Courts)
- Jason Link (Commissioner Lowe’s seat)
- and Ken Shelton (Commissioner Garrett’s seat).
Eight of the 14 Republican candidates running for Brad Wenstrup’s Second Congressional District, left to right: Charles Tassell, Tom Hwang, Matthew Henderson (not certified at the time), Kim Georgeton, emcee Julie Lambert, Larry Kidd, David Taylor, Shane Wilkin, and Tim O’Hara.
Lambert said the Republican Women are hosting lunchtime “meet & greets” with Second Congressional District candidates. These are at their headquarters in the former Cellar Room antique store, at the corner of Water and High streets in Chillicothe.
The Republican Women will also assist with the Lincoln Day Dinner at the Bell Manor event center on March 7th.
Spring Election Day, including primary candidates, will be March 19th.
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