Preliminary election results: Miller wins judge race, Edison levy passes

STEUBENVILLE — According to preliminary election results from all 71 precincts throughout Jefferson County, Michelle G. Miller has won the Democrat primary for Jefferson County Court of Common Pleas judge, and the Edison Local School District levy passed.

The results will not be official until after canvassing.

For the Democrat ticket in the judge’s race, the preliminary, unofficial, results show Miller has 4,163 votes for 47.80 percent of the votes cast, Craig Allen has 3,908 votes for 44.87 percent and Lydia E. Spragin has garnered 639 votes for 7.34 percent of the total votes cast election night.

There was no Republican candidate.

As for the Edison Local levy, 2,493 votes have been cast for the measure in Jefferson County and 2,260 against in complete but unofficial election-night returns in the county.

The levy proposal asked voters for an additional 5.9 mills for current expenses and would raise an estimated $1.96 million annually for the district. It was barely turned down by district voters on Nov. 5.

The district encompasses more than 1,900 students and pupils from Hammondsville, Richmond, Knoxville, Irondale, Pleasant Hill, Amsterdam, Bergholz, Empire, Stratton and other areas in the northern edge of Jefferson County. The levy would fund district operations, including buses, building maintenance, food services, salaries, wages, benefits of employees and utilities.

In the race for Jefferson County Auditor, Patrick J. Marshall captured the Democrat primary win. According to the unofficial results, Marshall gathered 4,376 votes for 51.76 percent, and challenger Scott M. Renforth captured 4079 votes for 48.24 percent of the election night vote total.

More details and reactions from the candidates will appear in Wednesday’s edition.