2017 Local Elections
by Mackenzie Hollis
The local elections have recently taken place and we have our winners for all the different cities. Candidates were running for different positions such as municipal judge, school board, and mayor. People also got the chance to vote for various issues. The local elections took place on Tuesday November 7th, 2017. The winners were determined later that night. Here are the results for a few of the different cities!
Council(4): Jason Stein, Cheryl Stephens, Mike Ungar, Melissa Yasinow
Municipal Court Judge (1): James Costello
Mayor: Elected unopposed
Council(3): Tres Roeder, Anne Williams, Rob Zimmerman
Municipal Court Judge(1): Election unopposed.
Mayor(1): Martin Horwitz
Council(3): James Pasch, Eric Synenberg, Alec Isaacson
Issue: Charter change, civil service rules: YES
Mayor: Edward Kraus
Ward 2: Robert Pelunis
Ward 3: John Scott
Mayor: Michael Dylan Brennan
Ward 3: Susan Pardee
Council: John Rach
These are a few paces throughout Ohio that had local elections this past week. People from all theses different cities went to the public school closest to them to vote. The next day when I heard about the elections a few things surprised me. One that particularly surprised me was the mayor election in University Heights. When I lived in University Heights, the mayor was always Susan Infeld and I was very surprised that she lost; I was almost certain she was going to win. One thing that didn’t surprise me was the judicial court winner for Cleveland Heights because he seemed very popular–I saw posters of him everywhere, too.
Local elections seem like such a small thing but they make a huge difference in their community. Issues are a huge deal because they are part of a bigger idea that normally have to do with money and charter schools. There will not be another local election for a while. I hope this article helped fill you in with the results from the local elections!