McGlothin leads race against Hartley for Clark County Commissioner

Lowell McGlothin and David Hartley face off in November's election for Clark County Commissioner.
Lowell McGlothin and David Hartley face off in November's election for Clark County Commissioner.

A Clark County Commissioner is leading in the general election race with over half of the votes as of Tuesday night, according to early unofficial results from the Clark County Board of Elections.

Republican incumbent Commissioner Lowell McGlothin is leading with about 61%, while former commissioner Democrat David Hartley follows with about 38%, according to the early results.

McGlothin has 36,771, or 61.04%, of votes and Hartley has 23,470, or 38.96%, of votes as of 10:45 p.m. on Tuesday night, according to early results.

These results are expected to change as more ballots are counted through Nov. 18. We will continue to update these results as more ballots are counted.

“I like that, of course. Hoping that I win the election,” said McGlothin. “I definitely want to serve another four years. I’m looking forward to it. A lot of good things, a good team together with our staff as well as our three commissioners.

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McGlothin was elected commissioner in 2016. He previously served on the New Carlisle City Council for 17 years as well as the city’s mayor for four years. He also worked in farmers insurance for 30 years and retired from the business after becoming a county commissioner.

McGlothin said in September he would like to finish what he started with the county as there is a lot of projects going on, including building a 911 center and those at the fairgrounds. He said his goals are to keep the accomplishments going and to make it a better county to live in.

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Hartley, who served as a county commissioner for 10 years, has worked at International Harvester, was the director of Interfaith Hospitality Network, served on the Clark County Board of Elections for three years and as a state representative for the Ohio house of Representatives for 18 years.

He was elected to county commission in 2004, but resigned as county commissioner during his third term. He said it was due to frustration with the sale of a county building.

The candidate elected will serve a four-year term on the Clark County Board of Commissioners beginning in January.

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