May 1, 2016


Jack Baird recovering after heart attack

Jack Baird

Jack Baird

ELYRIA — Jack Baird is doing well.

Councilman Garry Gibbs, R-3rd Ward, said he has been in contact with Baird’s wife, Mitzi, and said his friend and fellow Republican elected official is improving.

“Mitzi would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers,” Gibbs wrote in an email. “Jack did have a heart attack. His condition is improving and the doctors expect a full recovery. She would like to thank the public for their concern and respecting the family’s privacy at this time”.

After a 25-year run as a City Council member followed by a four-year absence, Baird was elected to another term in office in November 2011.

He is up for re-election this year in a five-way race for four seats with Democrat incumbents Mike Lotko, Tom Callahan, Vic Stewart and newcomer Chuck Martin, also a Democrat.