Doesn't it seem like
there have been a lot of appointments lately?
I’m not talking about
the ones you make with your doctor or business associate.
On Wednesday, the Lake
County Republican Party appointed Jason Wuliger
as the new county
That’s because there
was a vacancy left by the resignation of former Recorder Frank Suponcic
Before that, John Rogers
was appointed as the Democratic Party’s nominee for Ohio House of
Representatives District 60 after Lake County Commissioner Daniel P. Troy
decided to drop out as the candidate to finish his last two years on his
current term as commissioner.
Shockingly, U.S. Rep. Steven C.
decided to retire and drop out from running again
effective Aug. 8 after he won the Republican Party’s nomination in March. David Joyce
was then appointed as the new nominee by the seven county party chairman and
central committee secretaries.
To replace Joyce on the
Nov. 6 ballot for Geauga County prosecutor, the county GOP last month appointed
as the new nominee.
At the same meeting, Dr. Robert S.
was appointed as the new Republican nominee for coroner
In June, former Geauga
County Commissioner Bill Young
retired and that created two appointments.
First, Geauga Republicans
as commissioner to serve until after the Nov. 6
Then at the same
who lost in a primary for re-election, was appointed as the
GOP nominee to run Nov. 6 to fill the unexpired term of Young. Geauga Democrats
as their nominee and he’ll run against Samide.
was appointed by Ohio House Republicans to serve as state representative to
Brigid “Bridey” Matheney
for Ohio House of Representatives 98th
District. Lynch got the nod after it was agreed that the Ohio House GOP would
appoint the winner of the 76th House District’s four-way primary. Matheney had
been appointed prior to that to replace Richard Hollington,
Hunting Valley mayor.
State Sen. John Eklund
was appointed last year to represent Ohio’s 18th Senate District after Tim Grendell
left the Ohio Senate to be appointed as Geauga County Probate/Juvenile Court
Going back in time,
there are a few more appointments in Geauga County that all seemed to start
when former state Rep. Matt Dolan
resigned to run for Cuyahoga County
Appointments are a
necessary part of the political process because it’s inevitable that positions
But again, doesn’t it
seem like there have been more than usual in Lake and Geauga counties within
the past year or so?
I wonder how, or if,
this might resonate with voters on Nov. 6. Will it really matter?
Lake County Chambers of
Commerce will host a Legislative Candidates Forum and Breakfast to highlight
candidates running for the Ohio House of Representatives and Ohio Senate at
7:30 a.m. Friday at Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites LaMalfa in Mentor.
Contact your local respective chamber for registration details.
Candidates David M. Fiebig,
John Hamercheck, Bob Patterson, Ron Young, Wuliger, and Eklund will
be at the Willoughby Hills home of Bob and Carolyn Patton, at 3 p.m. Saturday
for a meet-and-greet event in conjunction with the Heritage Club of Northeast
Fifth Annual Oktoberfest for Judy Moran
, candidate for Lake County commissioner, 5 to
7:30 p.m. Thursday at Regovich’s in Eastlake. See Kathy Russo
or Robert Leach
n Susan McGuinness
candidate for Ohio House of Representatives District 61, hosts a fundraiser
from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at Hellriegel’s Inn in Painesville Township. See Lindsay Baruffa
Outing and Dinner fundraiser for Nancy McArthur
, candidate for Ohio
Senate District 32, lunch at noon, tee-off at 1 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. Sept. 22
at Fowlers Mill in Chester Township. See Jim Flaiz
hosts his Fall Classic and Clam Bake, 12:30 p.m. shotgun start, 5 p.m. dinner,
Oct. 1 at Lost Nation Municipal Golf Course in Willoughby. See Troy or Kip Molenaar
John Arthur Hutchison
Labels: 2012 election, Daniel P. Troy, David Joyce, Frank Suponcic, Jason Wuliger, Jim Flaiz, John Eklund, John Rogers, Mary Samide, Matt Dolan, Matt Lynch, Steve LaTourette, Tim Grendell