Wednesday, November 9, 2011
First-time candidate won at large race.
Nicholas A. Delguyd, winner of the Mayfield Village Council at large race on Tuesday, said one of his goals will be to encourage more civic involvement. "I want to get more involvement in the community as a whole," he said. "I want to start making real change." A certified public accountant with Skoda Minotti and a 1999 graduate of Mayfield High School, Delguyd attributed his election to the efforts of supports and to listening to residents and being opened to ideas. "There were a lot of different people involved (in the campaign)," he said. Delguyd defeated Joseph Saponaro by a vote of 612 to 557, according to final, unofficial results from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections. "I would think this is definitely more about Nick than it …
Teresi and Sciria win, along with incumbents DiCicco and Monaco.
Mayfield Heights voters elected two new council members in Tuesday's election, with Gayle M. Teresi and Paul A. Sciria joining incumbent Anthony J. DiCicco Jr. as the top three in the race for three open seats. Ron Kobunski, who has served on council for six years, finished fourth. There were two council races on Tuesday's ballot – one to select three members for four-year terms and one to fill the remaining two years of a four-year term. The winner of two-year term was Nino Monaco, who was appointed to the position in August. He was opposed by Robert J. DeJohn, a funeral director and son of longtime mayor Ross DeJohn. Monaco is the building director in Pepper Pike and a former building inspector in Mayfield Heights. Six candidates ran for…
Money to be used for operating expenses, land conservation.
Gates Mills voters approved five-year renewals of two levies in Tuesday's election. Issue 58 was a 3.5 mill levy for operating expenses, and Issue 59 was a charter amendment to renew a 1.0 levy to support conservation. The vote totals, according to final, unofficial results from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections:
Nemastil did not seek re-election.
Gates Mills voters on Tuesday returned Mary M. Reynolds and Ed Welsh to council. They will be joined by Sandra Turner, who ran for council previously and has served on the Gas Well Safety Committee since 2009. Trina Nemastil did not seek re-election to council. Other candidates running for the three open seasts were Lawrence Scott Frankel, Nancy W. Sogg, and Robert Weitzel. Also on the ballot was incumbent Clerk Beth DeCapite, who did not have opposition. According to final, unofficial results from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, the vote totals were:
Incumbent Connie White did not seek re-election.
Gates Mills has a new mayor – Shawn M. Riley. Connie White, mayor for the past eight years, did not seek re-election. Riley, an attorney, has been a council member since 2002. In Tuesday's election, he defeated fellow Councilman Douglas Bletcher, owner and president of Ivy Garth Seeds & Plants, Inc. Bletcher has served on council for almost six years, from 1990-1994 and 2010 to present. The vote totals, according to final, unofficial results from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, were:
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Council terms will now be four years.
Highland Heights voters approved all four charter amendments on the ballot in Tuesday's general election. Issue 61 was the sixth attempt to increase city council terms from two to four years – it was rejected in 1982, 1983, 1984, 2000 and 2005. Issues 62 and 63 removed the words "full time" from sections of the charter dealing with city council and the mayor, respectively. The intent of the Charter Review Commission was to prohibit elected officials from having any other employment with the city, whether full or part time. Issue 64 removed a section concerning appointment of the finance director to bring the position in line with other director jobs and make it clear that appointments made by the mayor are subject to council approval. The …
Brunello will replace Council President Scott Mills, who ran for mayor.
Highland Heights voters returned incumbents to City Council in Tuesday's election, with one exception. With only two incumbents in the at large race because Council President Scott Mills gave up his seat to run for mayor, that meant there would be at least one new member of council. That will be Chuck Brunello Jr., who was the leading vote-getter and joined incumbents Edwin V. Hargate and Frank J. Legan in being elected to council for the next two years. Ken Messinger-Rapport finished fourth. Brunello, a foreman with the Mayfield Heights Service Department, also ran for council in 2009 and served as chairman of the Community Day festival for the last two years. In Ward 4, incumbent Lisa Marie Stickan defeated challenger Ted J. Anderson. …
Defeats Council President Scott Mills.
Highland Heights Mayor Scott Coleman won by about a 3-1 margin in his re-election bid Tuesday against Council President Scott Mills. Coleman, mayor since 2004, is a tax manager with Progressive Insurance. Mills, who gave up his council seat to run for mayor, had served eight years on council and the last four as council president. He is a bank branch manager. "I'm just pleased I kept the high road during my campaign," Coleman said. "I'm pleased and honored in being elected by the voters for another four years." He attributed the victory to a strong track record during his eight-year tenure as mayor and said residents are happy with how the city is being run. "I think people don't see a need for a change," Coleman said. While disappointed …
Al Hess, Susan Groszek did not have opposition.
Al Hess and Susan Groszek were re-elected to the Mayfield City School District Board of Education on Tuesday. The incumbents did not have any opposition. Hess, assistant service director for Highland Heights, has served on the school board for 12 years. Groszek, a retired teacher of the deaf, has also served on the school board for 12 years. According to final, unofficial results from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, the vote totals were:
Mary Kaye Bozza had no opposition in Tuesday's election.
Mary Kaye Bozza, who has served as Lyndhurst Municipal Court judge since January 2000, was re-elected without opposition on Tuesday. The court serves Mayfield Heights, Mayfield Village, Highland Heights, Gates Mills, Lyndhurst and Richmond Heights. Final, unofficial results from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections were: