As we look ahead to the August and November’s elections, Avon-Avon Lake Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town. Here's our start on the candidates and issues we'll be covering as election season nears. Bookmark this page for updates.
Avon will be placing a five-year, .5 mill renewal levy for fire protection levy as well as a five-year, .5 mill renewal police levy on the special Aug. 7 election. Voters will see them as Issues 1 and 2.”
Issue 3, the , is asking voters if they approve a three-year, 1.25 mill replacement and .75 increase levy to support paramedic services.
Approval of Issue 4, a charter change, would . The issue arose after the November 2011 mayoral election involving three candidates resulted in a December runoff election after none of the three candidates received a majority vote.
Issue 5 is an Avon Lake charter change request that if approved, would also the Board of Municipal Utilites to meet in executive session. Closely related is Issue 6, that would prohibit the board from meeting on the same day as City Council. Utilities head .
On the state level, State Rep. Matt Lundy (D-Elyria) is hoping to retain his House District seat Nov. 7. That district District to the 55th. He will face off against Rae Lynn Brady (R-Elyria), who unsuccessfully challenged Lundy for his seat in 2010. Lundy currently represents Avon and Avon Lake at the state level, but will only represent Avon Lake after Jan. 1, 2013.
Residents in Avon, , will select either Matthew T. Lark (D-Collins), State Rep. Terry Boose (R-Norwalk) or Robert F. Sherwin (L-Columbia Station).
We’ll also be following elections at the Federal level.
GOP Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney: The former governor has visited the area multiple time. He's been the subject of many Patch commenters, including those who responded to Patrick Giusto's
And expect to see items on the heated race between U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D), an Avon resident, and State Treasurer Josh Mandel, his Republican contender, who spoke against Brown at the at in Avon.