May 4, 2015

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ELECTION 2015: Brinda outspending Grace in Elyria mayoral primary

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Elyria Mayor Holly Brinda is vastly outspending former Mayor Bill Grace in the Democratic primary, according to campaign finance reports that were due Thursday at the Lorain County Board of Elections. Brinda, who defeated Grace four years ago, has spent $21,048 so far on her campaign and received another $2,335 in in-kind Read More…

AFL-CIO endorsements include two not on ballot

Tim Carrion

LORAIN — The Lorain County AFL-CIO Federation of Labor has issued its political endorsements for the year, including for two men who aren’t on the ballot. The labor organization endorsed Tim Carrion, who is president of the Coalition for Hispanic/Latino Issues and Progress for mayor of Lorain and its own president, Harry Williamson, for Lorain Read More…

Wellington: Fire replacement

Issue 16 What it is: a 2.75-mill property tax replacement levy; an increase from the current 2.5-mill levy Duration: 5 years How much would it raise: $744,043 per year Purpose: to pay for current expenses Cost to homeowner: an increase of $8.75 per year for the owner of a $100,000 home WELLINGTON — The fire Read More…

Full list of candidates

ElectionGuide_Spring2015-01

ELYRIA Mayor Democratic Holly C. Brinda (i) William M. Grace City Council 5th Ward Democratic Kevin A. Krischer Marcus Madison (i) LORAIN City Council President Democratic Joel P. Arredondo (i) Terrance N. Bivins City Council at large Democratic Frank DeTillio (i) Mitchell J. Fallis Daniel Given (i) Tim Howard Joseph F. Koziura (i) Christopher P. Read More…

Lorain Council 3rd Ward

Carter

Pamela Carter Age: 45 Party: Democratic Education: Admiral King High School, 1988; Bryant & Stratton Business College, 1990; Leadership Lorain County, 2014 Family: Married James Carter in 1991; sons James III, 22; Houston, 19; and Javon, 13 Campaign website/social media: facebook.com/pcartercares?fref=ts Max Schaefer Age: 24 Party: Democratic Education: Southview High School, 2009; Baldwin-Wallace College, bachelor Read More…

LaGrange Township: Electric aggregation

LAGRANGE TWP. — Voters will have the opportunity to approve Issue 6 on the May 5 ballot, which would allow LaGrange Township to enter into an agreement with an electric supplier for a discounted rate. Voters must give the township permission to enter such an agreement, which could lead to lower rates for residents for Read More…

Lorain Council 2nd Ward

Horn

Dennis Flores Age: 61 Political party: Democratic Education: Lorain Catholic High School, 1973; Phillips Junior College, associate’s degree in computer applications, 1991 Family: Single Job history: Lorain County Information Technology Department, computer technician, 2006; IT work for several temporary employment agencies, 2007-10; City of Lorain 2nd Ward councilman, 2008-09 and 2012-present. Campaign website/social media: dennisflores.org; Read More…

Various: Gas aggregation

Issue 5: Grafton Township gas aggregation Issue 7: Penfield Township gas aggregation Issue 8: Sheffield Township gas aggregation Issue 20: City of Vermilion gas aggregation What is it: All entities are seeking voters’ approval to enter into a contract with a gas supplier. Residents of Grafton, Penfield and Sheffield townships, along with the city of Read More…

Full list of issues

ElectionGuide_Spring2015-01

Issue No. Municipality, Issue type/millage, Purpose, Duration 1 Carlisle Township, Additional / .75 mill, Roads and Bridges, 4 years 2 Carlisle Township, Gas Aggregation, Gas Aggregation, N/A 3 Carlisle Township, Electric Aggregation, Electric Aggregation, N/A 4 Columbia Township, Renewal / 1.74 mills, Library Current Expenses, 5 years 5 Grafton Township, Gas Aggregation, Gas Aggregation, N/A Read More…

Firelands Schools: Renewal levy

Issue 13 What it is: a 5.08-mill renewal levy Duration: 5 years How much would it raise: $1.5 million per year Purpose: Operational expenses Cost: The owner of a $100,000 home would pay $12.96 per month. HENRIETTA TWP. — Firelands Schools is looking to renew a 5.08-mil levy that was passed in 2011. The levy would Read More…