November 27, 2014

Elyria
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GRAFTON – COUNCIL 1ST WARD

There are two candidates seeking to represent Grafton’s 1st Ward on Village Council. What are the biggest issues facing the village? Dukles: The most important issue that I would like to focus on is broadcasting all of Grafton’s Council meetings. I feel that this is important because it will make meetings available to everyone and Read More…

ELYRIA – COUNCIL 5TH WARD

Two candidates are competing to represent Elyria’s 5th Ward. What are the biggest issues facing the city? Madison: How the city will manage to provide basic core services to residents. Those services include the local police and fire departments, which are a requisite for public safety. Ensuring they are properly funded is of the utmost Read More…

ELYRIA – COUNCIL 3RD WARD

Voters are being asked to elect a 3rd Ward representative for the Elyria City Council. What are the biggest issues facing the city? Gibbs: Public safety (police and fire) is the No. 1 issue. You can have the finest sidewalks in the state, but if the citizens are not safe walking on them, what good Read More…

ELYRIA – COUNCIL 4TH WARD

Two candidates are competing to represent Elyria’s 4th Ward. What are the biggest issues facing the city? Rutherford: Job creation, safety and increasing the sense of community are the biggest issues facing our city today. Times are hard here in Elyria. We need new ideas and a new set of eyes on the issues that Read More…

ELYRIA – COUNCIL 6TH WARD

Two candidates are competing to represent Elyria’s 6th Ward. What are the biggest issues facing the city? Mitchell: Financial Klimczak: Fiscal responsibility. We need people on City Council who are prepared to do this. It is imperative that we find ways to bring the city back to this without sacrificing the safety of our citizens Read More…

ELYRIA – COUNCIL 7TH WARD

Two candidates are competing to represent Elyria’s 7th Ward. What are the biggest issues facing the city? Sinegar: A lack of good-paying jobs that would create tax revenue and stop the administration from constantly asking citizens to pay higher taxes. Bringing our safety forces up to full strength. A City Council that rubber stamps everything Read More…

ELYRIA – MUNICIPAL COURT JUDGE

Two candidates are vying to replace retiring Elyria Municipal Court Judge John Musson, a Republican. Elyria Municipal Court Judge Lisa Locke Graves, also a Republican, is unopposed in her re-election bid. How would you improve court operations? Bennett: Judge Locke Graves and Judge Musson have created what I believe is one of the best municipal Read More…

GRAFTON – COUNCIL AT LARGE

Two candidates are seeking one at-large seat in Grafton. What are the biggest issues facing the village? Smith: Completing a storm sewer project that drains into the Black River to help with flooding on the north side of the village. Position the village to take advantage of the coming economic recovery. Continue to be fiscally Read More…

KIPTON — VILLAGE COUNCIL

Voters in Kipton will be asked to elect four members of Village Council from a field of five, including three who are incumbents. What are the biggest issues facing the village? Collins: Sewers and the aesthetics of our downtown area. Krueck: 1. Prudent spending of village funds. 2. Fiscal responsibility and integrity. 3. Sanitary sewers. Read More…

LORAIN — COUNCIL AT LARGE

Lorain residents are being asked to vote for three at-large representatives for Lorain Council. There are five candidates on the ballot. Incumbent Anne Molnar, D-at large, declined to be interviewed for this article. What are the biggest issues facing the city? Jones: I believe a big issue facing Lorain is our lack of a job Read More…