Candidate for judge won’t make May ballot
One candidate for judge won’t make the May 8 primary ballot in Montgomery County after the board of elections Tuesday certified nominating petitions submitted by candidates.
Democrat Alan D. Gabel of Dayton submitted nominating petitions with the wrong date for the Montgomery County Common Pleas Judge-General Division position he sought, said Steve Harsman, deputy director of the board.
That is considered a “fatal error” because each common pleas judge position has a specific start date and the correct one must be listed on nominating petitions signed by registered voters.
That means there will be no primary race for the remaining Democrat, Montgomery County Juvenile Court Magistrate Gerald Parker of Centerville, who will face Judge Erik R. Blaine, a Republican, in the Nov. 6 General Election.
All other candidates were certified except some seeking political party state central committee spots.
LYNN HULSEY, STAFF WRITER