16-year Lebanon councilman’s re-election bid rejected

The nominating petitions of Jim Norris, a 16-year member of Lebanon City Council, have been rejected by the Warren County Board of Elections. He was one of 15 potential candidates rejected by elections officials.

Norris has been a council member in Lebanon since 2001.

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The board also rejected the petitions of incumbent Lebanon City Councilman Stephen Kaiser, who was elected to his first term in 2013.

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Their petitions were among those from candidates whose election bids were rejected due to “fatal flaws” with documents filed, Brian Sleeth, election board director in Warren County, said this morning. Other incumbents rejected were Waynesville City Councilman Brian Blankenship, Carlisle Councilwoman Barb Tankersley and Kings Local School Board member Bonnie Baker-Hicks.

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Others candidates rejected include David T. Forman for Butlerville Village Council, Beverly Altimari for Butlerville mayor, Chris Gallagher for Hamilton Township trustee, Mike Stylski for Kings Local School Board, Sean Riley for Lebanon City Council, Douglas Drook for Maineville Village Council, Benjamin Steiner, George Bocklett and Luanne Cain for Morrow Village Council and George Teasdale for South Lebanon Village Council.

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