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    Posted: Aug 26 2019 at 11:05am

Who’s running for Middletown mayor, city council seats in November?
By Ed Richter, Staff Writer

MIDDLETOWN — Middletown voters will have a selection of candidates to choose from for mayor and City Council, as there are contested races for both offices in the Nov. 5 general election.

The filing deadline for Middletown mayoral and council seats was 4 p.m. Thursday. Middletown’s filing deadlines is 75 days before the election as required by the city’s charter.Mayor Larry Mulligan Jr. will be seeking his fourth four-year term as Middletown’s mayor. Mulligan, a South Main Street resident, was appointed to a vacant seat representing the former 2nd Ward resigned in late 2006. Less than a year later, Mulligan became the first-directly elected mayor of Middletown in November 2007. 

Mulligan is being challenged by newcomer Nicole Condrey of Wrenn Street. She is a member of Team Fastrax skydiving team.

This year there six people seeking the two open seats on Middletown City Council.

Incumbent Councilman Steve Bohannon opted not to run for a second four-year term so that he could spend more time with his family and do some travelling. MORE: Deadline passes for November election with dozens jumping into Butler County races

Incumbent Councilman Talbott Moon, of Euclid Street, is serving as the city’s vice mayor this term, is seeking re-election to a second term on council.The other candidates seeking seats on council this fall include:

Levi J. Cramer, of Aberdeen Drive
Perry L. Davis, of Trafalgar Court
John P. Hart, Jr., of Wrenn Street
Monica Nenni, of North Highview
Joe Wittman, of North Breiel Boulevard.

Incumbent Middletown Municipal Court Judge James E. Sherron is running unopposed for a six-year term of his own. He was elected two years ago in a contentious election in November 2017 to complete the unexpired term of Judge Mark Wall who died in February 2017.
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Will vote for all new candidates whether I know their platform or not. Already know what I'll get if I vote for the incumbents and it is not a favorable opinion. Gotta get Mulligan(s) out of office. He (they) has (have) done too much damage to this city. The man is only concerned about protecting his S. Main St. neighborhood and that means everything for the dam downtown and to hell with the rest of the city. He is an elitist and could care less for the vast majority of those living here. He is the typical MMF sponsored candidate and as soon as the people who vote in Middletown realize that and totally change the complexion of city council, the sooner priorities will change in this city. Right now, the city theme is totally focused on the downtown area with little regard to any other area. Has been for many years now. It will remain the same unless all potential voters get together and oust the continual stream of MMF candidates who represent the direction that MMF wants to take this town. The MMF voting block/friends of the Mulligan's must be out numbered. The two Mulligans on council and perhaps Moon and Bohannon (who is now gone when his term is done) and Vitori who seems to care only for the downtown protection of her business interests while seemingly not to care for any other parts of town. She has clearly indicated that during her tenure on council just as council in it's entirety has done. The city manager seems to do his fair share of downtown PR as well at times.

Don't know about the rest of you folks, but I will vote against all incumbents to attempt to clean house and see what new people can do for our city. I will repeat this theme until we see some positive change in council decisions. The same old people running time and time again hasn't worked well for us in leading the city in the right direction. Why give failed leadership more time on council? Not logical. (Same goes for the do-nothing, inept school board as well IMO). Right now, they are just warming a seat on the board. Hardly dynamic.)
I'm so proud of my hometown and what it has become. Recall 'em all. Let's start over.
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Not in the article from the J-N is that there won't be a change in the makeup of the Middletown City School District school board.  There are three seats that get voted on this November, but no one is challenging the incumbents as they are the only ones who are on the ballot.
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Then business as usual and no positive change on the horizon for the school board. Fancy school buildings with no quality business being conducted from within. Expect bottom dwelling results in the next report. What else is new. Apparently, the voters in this city are content with a failed district performance. Sad that they expect so little as to accountability.
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The kids of the VOTERS in this city don't go to Middletown City Schools.
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Don't forget...Early voting starts tomorrow!!!
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I think that we will go with the Hart team across the board maybe Levi Cramer

Clean slate
Clean house

Less ego
Less drama
Less entitlement
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Good idea spider. Clean house. Vote all incumbents out and start over with new people. Perhaps we can change the cards we are dealt by the constant choice of the same faces who fail to enact the city direction that is proper.
I'm so proud of my hometown and what it has become. Recall 'em all. Let's start over.
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