BREAKING NEWS: Candidates pick up packets for mayor

Marianne Gillespie

The political race in Chillicothe is beginning, and if all the candidates file their petitions, Chillicothe will need a primary.

Three residents picked up packets to run for mayor of Chillicothe Tuesday, the first day to do so.

Included are current Mayor Gary Fyke, former mayor and current aldermen Troy Childers Sr. and

The Hair Company owner Sandi Levell, who also recently lost a close vote for a Ward 1 alderman


The seats of mayor, city clerk, city treasurer and one of each of the four aldermanic wards are up for election.

Aldermen whose terms are up include Carl Spencer, Childers, Chris Boyer and Judy Cantwell.