Now that the filing deadline for candidates to appear on
the Nov. 5 ballot has passed, we have a little bit more clarity on who will
represent citizens in their respective communities and school boards.
Obviously, there are many races, and the winners won’t be
known until after election day. But we know there will be some changes at least
based on who did or did not file.
Painesville Township will have two new trustees next year
after Trustees Jeanette Crislip
and James Falvey
decided not to run
again. Nine people filed for the chance to win one of two open seats. The two
winners will join Trustee Gabe Cicconetti
on the board.
In Willoughby, there will be at least one new face on City
Council after new ward boundaries were recently approved. Ward 2 Councilman Bob Fiala
was pushed into the new Ward 3, and he is the only person who filed for that
Current Ward 3 Councilman Jerry Ranally
, who also
serves as council president, was pushed into Ward 5 with the redrawing. Ranally
is the only person who filed for the Ward 5 seat. Current Ward 5 Councilwoman Karen Manning
didn’t seek re-election.
In Willoughby Hills, there will some changes, too, as
Council President Dave Reichelt
declined to run for re-election.
Councilman at large David Fiebig
filed to run for the at large term held by
and Joe Zawatski
filed to run for Fiebig’s current at large
term that starts Jan. 1, 2014.
For Mentor Municipal Court judge, incumbent John Trebets
is unopposed as he was the only candidate to file for the position back in
In Perry Village, Councilman John Young
file for re-election and five candidates filed to run for Council, with the top
four vote-getters earning a seat.
North Perry Village Councilwoman Lorrie Taylor
decided not to run, and seven candidates filed to run, with the top four
winning seats on village council.
As previously announced, Leroy Township Trustee Linda Burhenne
decided not to run for re-election. Four candidates filed for trustee, with the
top two finishers earning a spot on the board.
In four of the nine school districts in Lake County, at
least one incumbent from the Kirtland, Riverside, Perry and Wickliffe school
boards did not seek re-election.
Not every race, though, had enough candidates file to fill
the available seats that are up on the ballot.
In Timberlake, Dennis Dicki, Ritu Sharma
and Kenneth L. Zalar
were the only three candidates who filed for four council seats. Councilwoman Jane Shaveyco
didn’t file to keep her seat. No one filed to run for the village’s Board of
For the Lake Educational Service Center board, only two
candidates filed for three positions. The two candidates to file were Erik L. Walter
and former Lake County Recorder Geoffrey T. Kent
Three seats on the Kirtland School Board are also on the
ballot this year. Kat Torok
was the only candidate who filed.
For Cardinal Schools in Geauga County, two seats were up
on the school board. Kenneth J. Klima
was the only candidate to file.
Keep in mind, there still is an opportunity for people to
file to run as a write-in candidate for the Nov. 5 ballot. The deadline to file
forms with county elections boards to indicate a person wants to be a write-in
candidate is Aug. 26.
n Lake County Commissioner Judy Moran, first annual
golf outing scramble, 11:30 a.m. lunch Aug. 15 at Madison Country Club. See Kevin Malecek or Paul Miller.
n Fundraiser for Riverside
School Board Member Belinda Grassi and Jennifer Harden, a candidate for Riverside School Board, 3 to 6
p.m. Aug. 18 at Pickle Bills in Grand River. See Grassi or Harden.
n Lake County Treasurer-elect Lorraine M. Fende hosts
the eighth annual Steakroast from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Wickliffe
Italian American Club. See Diane Fox.
n Fundraiser for Cindy Quinn-Hopkins,
candidate for Eastlake mayor, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at Trader Jacks
Riverside Grille in Eastlake. See Dave Fiebig or Mark Cain.
n Chuck Hillier, candidate for
Painesville Township trustee, hosts a fundraiser 5 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at Lake
Erie Shores Beach Park Pavilion in Painesville Township. See Ken Fitzsimmons.
n Kenny Yuko, a candidate
for Ohio Senate District 25, hosts a Gala Reception with guest state Rep. Connie Pillach, a candidate
for Ohio Treasurer, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 22 at The Patrician in Eastlake. See
Yuko or Pamela Yuko.
n Wickliffe Mayor Bill Margalis hosts the
fifth annual Labor Day Picnic from 5 to 9 p.m. Aug. 30 at Wickliffe Italian
American Club Picnic Pavilion. See Bill or Sue Margalis.
John Arthur Hutchison
Labels: 2013 election, filing deadline, Geauga County, Lake County, Ohio