By Wayne Allen
And there were eight, on Monday Scioto County Commissioner Candidate Don Hadsell sent a letter to the Scioto County Board of Elections withdrawing from the race.
The letter states, “Please be advised that I, Don Hadsell, will not be seeking the office of County Commissioner in the Democratic Primary.”
Scioto County Board of Elections Director Julia Gearheart said Hadsell’s name appear on the primary ballot with a notice posted at the polling locations that states, “votes for that candidate (Hadsell) will not be counted.”
When Hadsell announced his candidacy in 2013 his platform was development.
Hadsell said as a resident of Scioto County he has developed a love for the area and desire to see it prosper.
“I’ve invested a ton of money into this area in a effort to bring jobs here and that’s what I’m running on, jobs,” Hadsell said. “I do not need this job, I just want the job for that reason. I’ve seen what’s going on in Lawrence County with their industrial park and I’ve got some plans here for industrial parks.”
Calls to Hadsell were not returned as of Monday afternoon.
With Hadsell’s withdraw it leaves eight people who have filed the necessary paperwork with the Scioto County Board of Elections to become candidates for the position. Among those who have filed petitions to be a democratic candidate are Donald Rachford, Gary Ray Mullins and David Malone. Those who have filed petitions to be a republican candidate include Steven Wilton (Will) Mault, Kent Madden, Michael Payton, Bryan Davis and Sean Boldman.
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