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Candidates file for May Primary Election - SSNL

2/25/2010 - South Side Leader
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By Kathleen Collins

SUMMIT COUNTY — Summit County voters will see county, state and federal candidates on the May 4 Primary Election ballot.

Feb. 18 was the Summit County Board of Elections filing deadline for some candidates for the Primary, as well as the Ohio Secretary of State’s deadline. At presstime, the board still was in the process of certifying the candidates, as well as the candidates for state central committeeman and committeewoman.

The following is a listing of races in the South Side News Leader coverage area that will appear on the Primary Election ballot. If only one name appears under a party affiliation, the candidate is running unopposed in the Primary Election. An * symbol indicates an incumbent.

Summit County races

Summit County Council at large

Democrat (three to be elected)
Pete Crossland*
Jon Poda*
Ilene Shapiro*

Republican (three to be elected)
Mendy Palumbo
Gloria Rodgers
William Roemer
Amy Schwan

9th District Court of Appeals judge
Term commencing Feb. 9, 2011
Democrat
Carla Moore*

Republican
William Wellemeyer

9th District Court of Appeals judge
Term commencing Feb. 10, 2011
Democrat
Robert Brown

Republican
Donna Carr*

9th District Court of Appeals judge
Term commencing Feb. 11, 2011
Democrat
Rita Rochford

Republican
Beth Whitmore*

Summit County Court of Common Pleas judge
Term commencing Jan. 5, 2011
Democrat
Elinore Marsh Stormer*

Republican
Scot Stevenson

Summit County Domestic Relations judge
Term commencing Jan. 6, 2011
Democrat

Carol Dezso*

Republican
John Casalinuovo

State races

43rd District state representative
Democrat
Stephen Dyer*

Republican (one to be elected)
Todd McKenney
Nick Skeriotis

45th District state representative
Democrat (one to be elected)
Zack Milkovich
John Otterman*

Republican
Charles Lasher

27th District state senator
Democrat (one to be elected)
Frank Comunale
Tamela Lee

Republican
Frank LaRose

Governor/lieutenant governor
Democrat
Ted Strickland* and Yvette McGee Brown Green
Dennis Spisak and Anita Rios

Libertarian
Ken Matesz and Ann Leech

Republican
John Kasich and Mary Taylor

Attorney general
Constitution
Robert M. Owens

Democrat
Richard Cordray*

Libertarian
Marc Allan Feldman

Republican (one to be elected)
Steve Christopher
Mike DeWine

State auditor
Democrat
David Pepper

Libertarian
L. Michael Howard

Republican (one to be elected)
Seth Morgan
Dave Yost

Secretary of state
Democrat
Maryellen O’Shaughnessy

Libertarian
Charles Earl

Republican (one to be elected)
Jon Husted
Sandra O’Brien

State treasurer
Democrat
Kevin Boyce*

Libertarian
Matthew Cantrell

Republican
Josh Mandel

Supreme Court chief justice
Democrat
Eric Brown

Republican
Maureen O’Connor

Supreme Court justice
Democrat
Mary Jane Trapp

Republican
Judith Ann Lanzinger*

Supreme Court justice
Democrat
None filed

Republican
Paul Pfeifer*

Federal races

13th District congressional representative
Democrat (one to be elected)
Betty Sutton*
Justin Wooden

Republican (one to be elected)
James Brihan
Frank Chestney
Tom Ganley
Bill Haney
Jim Hrubik
Todd Sharkey

17th District congressional representative
Democrat (one to be elected)
Robert Crow
Dan Moadus
Tim Ryan*

Republican (one to be elected)
Damian Degenova
Jim Graham
M.E. Henderson

U.S. Senator
Constitution
Eric Deaton

Democrat (one to be elected)
Charlena Renee Bradley
Jennifer Brunner
Lee Fisher
Traci Johnson

Libertarian
Steven Linnabary

Republican
Rob Portman

Socialist
Daniel LaBotz

ISSUES
Summit County

Akron-Summit County Public Library: Most Summit County voters will see a five-year, 1.4-mill replacement levy for the Akron-Summit County Public Library. The replacement levy would be collected beginning in 2011 and would pay for the library system’s operating expenses.

Coventry Local Schools District: District voters will see a five-year, 6.25-mill emergency operating levy on the ballot to make up for a projected shortfall of $600,000 at the end of the 2009-10 school year.

Manchester Local Schools District: District voters will see two five-year levies — an 8.5-mill renewal levy and a 1.47-mill emergency renewal levy — on the ballot.

Norton City Schools District: District voters will see a 37-year, $27.5 million school construction bond issue, averaging 4.6 mills, and a 2-mill permanent improvement levy. The bond issue would be used to construct, furnish and equip a new high school, which would house ninth- through 12th-graders, and to rehabilitate and improve three other district buildings.

Springfield Local Schools District: District voters will see a $33.7 million bond issue, averaging 4.38 mills, and a 0.5-mill maintenance levy on the ballot. If approved by voters, the 38-year bond issue would be used in conjunction with 25 percent in funding assistance, or $8.3 million, from the Ohio School Facilities Commission to construct a $42 million building for students in seventh through 12th grades at the site of the current Springfield High School, which would be torn down.

Springfield: Township voters will see two renewal levies for the Springfield Township Fire Department on the ballot. The levies include a five-year, 1.8-mill fire levy and a five-year, 3.2-mill EMS levy.

State issues
Issue No. 1: This proposed constitutional amendment would extend the Ohio Third frontier program by authorizing the issuance of additional general obligation bonds to promote economic growth, according to the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office. According to that office, this proposed amendment would:

√ continue funding for research and development purposes by authorizing the state to issue $700 million of general obligation bonds to renew and continue programs for research and development in support of Ohio industry, commerce and business;

√ limit the amount of all state general obligations that may be issued for, and the amounts of proceeds from those state general obligations that may be committed to, those research and development purposes to no more than $450 million total for the period including state fiscal years 2006 through 2011, no more than $225 million in fiscal year 2012 and no more than $175 million in any fiscal year thereafter, plus any amounts that in any prior fiscal year could have been but were not issued or committed; and

√ require state agencies awarding funding from those state general obligations to obtain independent reviews of and recommendations as to the merits of proposed research and development projects.

Issue No. 2: This proposed constitutional amendment would change the location of the Columbus area casino authorized by statewide vote in the November 2009 General Election from the area known as “The Arena District” to the site of a former General Motors/Delphi Corp. manufacturing plant. The amendment makes no change regarding any other casino authorized by the previous statewide vote.

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