Perrysburg youth wins BBS post

A Wood County delegate to American Legion Buckeye Boys State has been elected to one of the top 16 state
positions.
Jonathan Elder of Perrysburg, the son of Rhonda Elder and Steve Elder, was chosen as one of the six
associate justices to the Boys State Supreme Court.
Prior to attending BBS, Elder said he planned to take the bar exam, become an attorney and either run for
attorney general or associate justice.
During Tuesday morning’s primary election Elder came in the second highest vote getter of seven
candidates running for associate justice from the Federalist Party, garnering 440 votes. The candidate
ahead of him had 441 votes.
During the general election, held mid Tuesday afternoon, the top six Federalist candidates for associate
justice competed against the top six Nationalist Party candidates. Elder won one of the associate
justice seats with 518 of the votes cast. About 1,100 teens are attending BBS.
Elder was one of two Federalist candidates who claimed seats, with four Nationalists also winning.
Marquise Lovejoy of Columbus was elected the governor of BBS, with his running mate, Kennith Dukes, as
lieutenant governor. They won with 853 winning votes.
Other top state winners include Michael Harvey, attorney general; Matthew Tischer, auditor of state;
Matthew Reed, chief justice; Ryan O’Toole, secretary of state; and Nicholas Harvey, treasurer of state.