Kettering incumbents for council, school board win re-election

David Turpin, left, looks over his ballot while voting Tuesday Nov. 2, 2021 at the Central Christian Church in Kettering. MARSHALL GORBY\STAFF
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David Turpin, left, looks over his ballot while voting Tuesday Nov. 2, 2021 at the Central Christian Church in Kettering. MARSHALL GORBY\STAFF

KETTERING — Incumbent Jacque Fisher, and first-time candidates Jyl Hall, Lisa M. Duvall and Bob Scott — the latter who defeated former state Rep. John White — have won races for three contested Kettering City Council seats.

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Jacque Fisher. FILE

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Jacque Fisher. FILE
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Jacque Fisher. FILE

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Meanwhile, three Kettering City Schools incumbent board of education members will retain their seats after a race in which all four candidates won at least 23% of the vote, according to final unofficial results from the Montgomery County Board of Elections, which has all precincts reporting.

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Jyl Hall. FILE

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Jyl Hall. FILE
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Jyl Hall. FILE

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Fewer than 5% of the vote separated Jim Ambrose, Toby Henderson, Mark Martin and Lynn Quillen, according to elections results. Both Martin and Quillen were appearing on the ballot for the first time.

Former state Sen. Peggy Lehner was the only candidate on the ballot to succeed four-term Mayor Don Patterson, who is term limited.

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The vote breakdown in contested races, according to elections results, was as follows:

•Two at-large seats: Fisher at 37%, Hall — the daughter of former U.S. Ambassador Tony Hall — with 33% and Joseph Patak with 30%.

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Lisa M. Duvall. FILE

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Lisa M. Duvall. FILE
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Lisa M. Duvall. FILE

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•District 1: Duvall at 46%, Brown with 40% and Darrell Meshew with 14%.

•District 2: Scott at 52% and White with 48%.

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Bob Scott. FILE
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Bob Scott. FILE

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•In the school board election, Ambrose was at 28%, Henderson 25%, Martin with 24% and Quillen 23%.

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Fisher was seeking a second term on council while Lehner and White previously served on the panel. All of the remaining council candidates have never been elected.

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In the school board race, Ambrose now serves as president and was first elected in eight years ago before being re-elected in 2017.

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Toby Henderson. CONTRIBUTED

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Henderson, the current vice president, was appointed from a field of 12 in February 2018 to fill an unexpired term and ran unopposed for election in November 2019, records show.

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Martin was picked by the board from more than 20 candidates in October 2020 to fill the seat vacated by the retirement of Julie Gilmore.

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Mark Martin was appointed to fill a vacant seat on the Kettering City School District Board of Education.

Mark Martin was appointed to fill a vacant seat on the Kettering City School District Board of Education.
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Mark Martin was appointed to fill a vacant seat on the Kettering City School District Board of Education.

The races for council district seats will fill vacancies, according to the city charter. Former District 1 and District 2 Councilmen Rob Scott and Joe Wanamaker, respectively, both resigned earlier this year.

Beginning in January, Kettering council members will earn $12,000 a year and the mayor $18,000, both 50% increases from the current rates.

Kettering board of education members are paid $125 per meeting, officials said.

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