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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.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Lake County Common Pleas Court candidate announces endorsements

John O’Donnell, candidate for Lake County Common Pleas Court judge, announced endorsements by former U.S. Rep. Steve LaTourette, Willoughby Mayor Dave Anderson, Waite Hill Mayor Bob Ranallo, Willoughby Hills Mayor Bob Weger, Lake County Sheriff Dan Dunlap, Lake County Auditor Ed Zupancic, Lake County Coroner Lynn Smith, Madison Twp. Trustee Ken Gauntner, Painesville Councilwoman Lori DiNallo, Concord Twp. Trustee Connie Luhta, Mentor Councilwoman Janet Dowling, former Lake County Commissioner Ray Sines, former Lake County Clerk of Courts Lynne Mazeika, Willowick Mayor Richard Bonde, Fairport Harbor Councilman Tony Bertone, Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 116, Lake County Bar Association Judicial poll (Highly Recommended) 91 percent Approval rating.

John Arthur Hutchison
JHutchison@News-Herald.com
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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Eleventh District Court of Appeals candidate announces endorsements

Eleventh District Court of Appeals Judge Timothy P. Cannon announced candidacy endorsements by  the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Youngstown Vindicator, the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council, OAPSE/AFSCME Local 4, AFL-CIO, Mahoning/Trumbull AFL-CIO Labor Council, and Ohio AFSCME Power in Action, and listed highly recommended by Lake County Bar Association and Portage County Bar Association, and the preferred candidate by the Trumbull County Bar Association.

John Arthur Hutchison
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Lake County Probate Court candidate announces endorsements

Lake County Probate Court Judge Mark J. Bartolotta announced candidacy endorsements by former U.S. Rep. Steve LaTourette, U.S. Rep. Dave Joyce, state Sen. John Eklund, Lake County Sheriff Dan Dunlap, Lake County Coroner Dr. Lynn Smith, Lake County Auditor Ed Zupancic, Lake County Engineer James Gills, former  Lake County Commissioner Ray Sines, former Lake County Commissioner Dale Fellows, Willoughby Mayor Dave Anderson, Retired Willoughby Police Chief William Crosier, Retired Willoughby Police Chief Conrad Straube, Willoughby Councilman Jeff Black, Willoughby Hills Mayor Bob Weger, Willoughby Hills Police Chief Chris Collins, Willoughby Hills Law Director Tom Lobe, Willoughby Hills Councilwoman Nancy Fellows, Eastlake Councilwoman Cindy Quinn Hopkins, Mentor Police Chief Kevin Knight, Mentor-on-the-Lake Police Chief John Gielink, Mentor-on-the-Lake Councilman Troy Elam, former Painesville Police Chief Troy Hager, Painesville Councilman Michael DeLeone, Kirtland City Council President Bob Umholtz, Waite Hill Mayor Bob Ranallo, former Lake County Recorder Frank Suponcic, Western Reserve Junior Service League President Alice Demeter, Fairport Harbor Police Chief Mark Kish, Madison Township Police Chief Leonard DelCalzo, North Perry Village Police Chief Ron Radovanic, Concord Township Trustee Connie Luhta, Fairport Harbor Councilman Tony Bertone, Willoughby Hills Councilman Dave Fiebig, Willoughby Hills Councilman John Plecnik, former Mentor Police Chief Richard Amiott, former Lake County Clerk of Courts Lynne Mazeika, president of the Lake County Blue Coats Dr. Ronald Taddeo, Madison Township & Madison Fire District Trustee Ken Gauntner, Kirtland City Councilman Doug Davidson, Kirtland Police Chief Wayne Baumgart, Painesville Township Trustee Josh Pennock, and Wickliffe Police Chief Randy Ice.

John Arthur Hutchison
JHutchison@News-Herald.com
Twitter: @newsheraldjah

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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.

John Arthur Hutchison
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