Now that the March 6
primary results are finalized, political parties are in the process of
reorganizing and preparing for the Nov. 6 election.
This process is
important as the selection of leadership will shape how fundraising is
conducted, which candidates get support, both financially and through
The Lake County
Republican Party conducted its reorganization Monday night in Painesville.
Selected as officers were Dale Fellows
, chairman; Amy Sabath
, first vice
, second vice chairman; Susan Betteley
, secretary; Dave Vitaz
Meanwhile, the Geauga
County Democratic Party has its reorganization meeting Monday night in Newbury
Township. Selected as officers were Janet Carson
, chairwoman; Dennis Pavella
vice chairman; Glen Quigley
, treasurer; and Terri McIntee
The Geauga County
Republican Party will meet at 7 p.m. April 10 at Munson Township Hall.
The Lake County
Democratic Party was slated to have met at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Bricklayers
Hall in Mentor, which is after the deadline for this column’s publication.
Check back next week for results.
Statewide, the Ohio
Democratic Party will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday to reorganize at the state party
headquarters in Columbus. Word is party Chairman Chris Redfern
a challenge from Lorain County Democratic Party official Anthony B.
The Ohio Republican
Party will meet Friday for its reorganizational meeting in Dublin. Chairman Kevin DeWine
plans to step down from his position. Perhaps former Chairman Bob Bennett
could be the interim chairman as the party gears up for the Nov. 6 election?
What if Lake County
is elected as state representative for Ohio House District 60
in November? Of course, he must first defeat Republican Painesville
But if Troy wins, the
Lake County Democratic Party would need to make an appointment to fill out the
remaining two years of Troy’s term.
I’m told former Willoughby
Municipal Court Judge Larry Allen
has an interest in the potential
appointment. Others mentioned so far within party circles are Willoughby Hills
and former state Rep. Mark Schneider
Lake County Elections
Board reports that 28 people used a paper ballot during the March 6 primary.
The state required each county that uses electronic voting equipment to have
paper ballots on hand equivalent to 10 percent of the number of people who cast
ballots in the March 2008 primary. The idea is for them to be available to
people who want a paper ballot or in case of emergency.
That means 7,778 paper
ballots were ordered at a cost of $2,022.28 in Lake County. That equates to
$72.23 per vote cast by paper.
The 12th Annual
Lake-Geauga Young Republicans Hall of Fame Dinner will be April 20 at
Cappelli’s Party Center in Mentor. It is the organization’s sole fundraiser of
The club will induct
into its Hall of Fame former founding member Stephen Patt
, who was instrumental
to help restart the organization in 1999.
Past inductees include Steven
, Fellows, Jamie Callender
, Raymond Sines,
Timothy Grendell, B.J. Kresnye, Louis Mucci
, Clair, Schmidt, Vincent Culotta
The LGYRs meet on the
fourth Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at Cork’s Wine Bar in Willoughby.
Fundraiser for Susan McGuinness
candidate for Ohio House of Representatives District 61, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
April 16 at Match Works Tavern in Mentor. See Walt McNamara
or Ray McGuinness
Annual Buffet Dinner
fundraiser for Lake County Prosecutor Charles E. Coulson
, 5:30 to 7:30
p.m. April 18 at LaMalfa in Mentor. See Stephen Byron
John Arthur Hutchison
Labels: Anthony B. Giardini, Chris Redfern, Daniel P. Troy, Eugene Lucci, Kevin Malecek, Larry Allen, Lori DiNallo, Mark Schneider, Steven C. LaTourette, Susan McGuinness, Tim Grendell, Vincent Culotta