Gahanna School Levy, Ohio Senate Race Qualify For Recounts

Nov 19, 2020

Two Franklin County races from this month's electon are headed for recounts.

Certified elections results from the Franklin County Board of Elections show a levy and bond package issue for the Gahanna-Jefferson school district passing by 76 votes, well within the 0.5% margin that automatically triggers a recount.

The Gahanna package includes a nearly 5 mill bond issue and a 1.5 mill permanent-improvement levy that would be used to build a new high school and provide additions for three other schools. There’s also a 4.26 mill operating levy to hire additional school staff for a growing enrollment and for additional costs related to COVID-19.

All told, the measures would cost homeowners about $374 a year for every $100,000 of home value.

An Ohio Senate race in western Franklin County is also headed for a recount. Certified results show incumbent Republican state Rep. Stephanie Kunze (R-Hilliard) leading Democratic challenger Crystal Lett by 116 votes.