TROY — Mel Kemmer officially filed his petitions with the Miami County Board of Elections on Friday seeking to be the Republican nominee for the office of Miami County Prosecuting Attorney.
“I look forward to serving the citizens of Miami County again, especially all the many boards and commissions in Miami County for which the county prosecutor is their lawyer,” Kemmer said. “With the blessings and votes of the electors of Miami County, I will restore confidence in the prosecutor’s office,” he added.
Mel Kemmer served as a judge in the Miami County Municipal Court for nearly nine years and has been engaged in the practice of law for over 37 years. Twice in his career Kemmer served as an assistant prosecuting attorney in Miami County, and was also a city law director in Troy for 25 years. He was also the attorney for the Miami County Park District for many years. Kemmer received his undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University and his juris doctor degree from the University of Dayton. He also served six years in the U.S. Army Reserves.
Co-chairs of Kemmer’s campaign include Brian Williamson, Clifford Alexander, Anne Huffman, Rita J. Hollenbacher, Keith Kingery and Gary Lightner.
Kemmer’s campaign committee consists of Steve Bruns, Mike Caughell, Mimi Crawford, Wayde Davis, Mark Davis, John Ernst, Stan Evans, Marc Gilardi, Mark Hamler, Dale Heintz, Jeff Hemm, Vince Hinde, Rob Long, Lynne Lopez, Bobby Phillips, Steve Smith and Scott Zimpher.
The Republican primary election will take place on March 15.