By Kristin Rover
Incumbents Tim Donnellon and Robert McGee were defeated Nov. 5 in the race for Union Township trustee.
Challengers Lloyd Acres and John McGraw were successful in their election bids.
Acres received 4,283 votes and McGraw received 5,567 votes defeating Donnellon who received 2,917 votes and McGee who received 3,497 votes.
Acres, a long-time resident of Union Township, has run for trustee twice before.
Acres has a background managing a manufacturing plant. He said prior to the election that he would like to enhance township services, improve the road resurfacing program and work on economic development in the township.
“I really would like to give something back to my community with the service of being trustee,” Acres said prior to the election.
John McGraw first ran for trustee in 2009 because he said he felt there was a need for improvement in the township.
McGraw said he has a background in business development and is also involved in the community including West Clermont School District.
Prior to the election he said he would like to continue to focus on business development, especially in the Mt. Carmel area and also work to improve storm water drainage and sidewalk accessibility in the township.
“We need to rebuild our infrastructure and fix these problems,” McGraw said prior to the election.
Donnellon served as trustee for nearly 13 years and McGee was on the board for 12 years.
Election results are unofficial until certified by the Clermont County Board of Elections.