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Politics is big in these parts, and we’ve got it covered. John Arthur Hutchison and other staff writers will offer their inside information on the events, big news and little moments of the local political scene in Lake, Geauga and eastern Cuyahoga counties.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Ohio House of Representatives District 61 candidate announces endorsements

State Rep. Ron Young, who seeks re-election to Ohio House of Representatives District 61, announced he’s received endorsements by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Ohio Chamber of Commerce, National Federation of Independent Business, Ohio Association of Certified Public Accountants, Lake & Geauga Association of Realtors, Ohio Right to Life, National Rifle Association, Ohio Restaurant Association and Ohio State Chiropractic Association.

John Arthur Hutchison
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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Eleventh District Court of Appeals judicial candidate announces endorsements

Eleventh District Court of Appeals Judge Cynthia Westcott Rice announced she’s received candidacy endorsements by Lake County Bar Association  “Highly Recommended”  with 96 percent favorable vote, Portage County Bar Association “Highly Recommended” Rating, Trumbull County Bar Association Preferred Candidate, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Youngstown Vindicator, Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council, OAPSE/AFSCME Local 4, AFL-CIO, Mahoning/Trumbull AFL-CIO Labor Council, and Ohio AFSCME Power in Action.

John Arthur Hutchison
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Lake County Common Pleas Court candidate announces endorsements

Dennis LoConti, candidate for Lake County Common Pleas Court judge, announced he’s received endorsements by Lake County Commissioner Bob Aufuldish, county Treasurer Lorraine Fende, county Recorder Ann Radcliffe, Eastlake Mayor Dennis Morley, Fairport Harbor Mayor Tim Manross, Lakeline Mayor Deborah L. Neale, Mentor-on-the-Lake Mayor David R. Eva, Wickliffe Mayor William A. Margalis, former Wickliffe Mayor Thomas Ruffner, former Willoughby Hills Councilman Kevin Malecek, Lake County Democratic Party Chairman Tom Tagliamonte, former state Rep. Mark Schneider, and Lake AFL-CIO, APC 5 AFSCME Power in Action, IBEW Local Union 673, and UFCW Local 880, and recommended by Lake County Bar Association.

John Arthur Hutchison
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Geauga County commissioner candidate announces endorsements

Brian C. Johnston, candidate for Geauga County commissioners, announced he’s received endorsements by Lake and Geauga Area Association of Realtors and Ohio Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Ohio House of Representatives District 61 candidate announces endorsements

Rick Walker, candidate for Ohio House of Representatives District 61, announced he’s received endorsements by UAW, Ohio Federation of Teachers, Mentor Teachers Association, Ohio Education Association, Nursery Growers of Lake County Ohio, International Union of Operating Engineers Local 18, Ohio Association of Public School Employees/AFSCME Local 4 AFL-CIO, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Power in Action, Ohio Civil Service Employees Association AFSCME Local 11, Ohio State Legislative Board LO 038 of the Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART), Lake County Democratic Party, Lake County Commissioners Daniel P.Troy and Robert Aufuldish.

John Arthur Hutchison
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Lake County Probate Court candidate announces endorsements

Lisa Klammer, a candidate for Lake County Probate Court, announces candidacy endorsements by Lake County Commissioners Judy Moran and Robert Aufuldish, Lake County Treasurer Lorraine Fende, former U.S. Rep. Dennis Eckart, former Lake Metroparks Commissioner Ellen Foley Kessler, former Lake County Commissioner Jack Platz, former Lake County Treasurer John Crocker, former 11th District Court of Appeals Judge Donald Ford, Eastlake Mayor Dennis Morley, Eastlake councilmembers Joe DAmbrosio, Laura DePledge, Kim Evers, Ken Hoefle, Jeff Licht, Donna Vaughn, Mentor-on-the-Lake Mayor Dave Eva, Mentor on the Lake Councilman John Hawkins. Wickliffe Mayor Bill Margalis,  former Wickliffe mayors Julie Morales and Tom Ruffner, former Wickliffe Councilwoman Sandra Luther, Mentor Councilmen Ray Kirchner and Robert Shiner, Painesville Councilwoman Katie Jenkins and former Painesville Councilman Bill Horvath, Mentor School Board Members Mary Bryner and Virginia Jeschelnig, former Mentor Schools Superintendent Jackie Hoynes, Painesville Township Trustee Gabe Cicconetti, Willowick Mayor Richard Bonde, Willowick councilmembers Ann Turk, Tom Wells, Mike Vanni, Charlie Malta, retired Director of Lake County Human Services Ellen Cantor and Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Laborers International Local 310, Bob Schiebli, North Shore AFL-CIO Int’l Union of Operating Engineers Local 18, Painters & Allied Trades Dist. Council 6.

John Arthur Hutchison
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Lake County commissioner candidate announces endorsements

Lake County Commissioner Daniel P. Troy announced he’s received candidacy endorsements by The Plain Dealer, West Lake County Fraternal Order of Police (#116), the Lake-Geauga Association of Realtors, AFSCME, AFL-CIO, Pipefitters Local #120, Electrical Workers Local #673, Sheet Metal Workers Local #33, Bricklayers Local #16, Laborers Local #310, Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council, former Lake County Commissioner Ray Sines, Lake County Commissioners Judy Moran and Robert Aufuldish, Mayors Richard Bonde, Bill Margalis, Dennis Morley, Dave Eva, Ed Klco, Vicky Stevens, Deborah Neale, Robert Weger, Council Presidents David Krych, Jerome Ranally, Joe D’Ambrosio, Paul Hach, and township Trustees Paul Malchesky, Josh Pennock, Gabe Cicconneti, Rick Amos, Robert Dawson, Nancy Steele, Chuck Klco, Richard Van Pelt, Heather Shelton, Max Anderson, Peter Wayman, and Kenneth Gauntner.

John Arthur Hutchison
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