The Hamilton County Democratic Party announced Monday that it has entered five new candidates in this year’s elections.
Hamilton County Democratic Party Chairman Joe Weingarten said the candidates will face a slate of almost exclusively Republican primary winners this November in their bids for county treasurer, auditor, surveyor, county commissioner and county council.
Republican candidates for the auditor, surveyor and Hamilton County Commission District 3 positions ran unopposed in this month’s primary.
Now, Republican Robin Mills will face Democrat Michael Roberts in the auditor’s race; Republican Kenton Ward will face Democrat Brad Beer in the surveyor’s race; and incumbent Republican Mark Heirbrandt will face Democrat Dan Montgomery for the District 3 seat.
In the Hamilton County treasurer’s race, Democrat Jake Madore will face Republican primary winner Susan Byer.
Republicans Sue Maki, Brad Beaver and Steve Nation each clinched nominations earlier this month for Hamilton County’s three at-large council seats. Democrat Gardiner Bink III also advanced as his party’s lone primary candidate. Now, Democrat Victor Schleich will join that race to vie for one of those three seats.
“It is essential that we give the citizens of the county a choice instead of the usual people who are selected by one party only. All of our candidates are fully qualified and provide a choice for the voters,” Weingarten said in written remarks. “Too long we have had one party rule and a lack of transparency and fairness for all taxpayers of Hamilton County.”