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Avon-Avon Lake Election Guide

Cities will see 5 issues on August ballot, including fire/paramedic/police levies and charter amendments. November presidential election could pull big turnout.

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.

President Barack Obama: The president’s national campaign has been making stops in the Greater Cleveland area.

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.

AliW November 06, 2012 at 03:40 AM
Okay, the President will likely win based on these polls I'm reading but I'm upset since there's nothing about the budget. I'm working within my budget. Milk, gas, fruit, cereal- all more expensive. We've taken a paycut like many. And I read this: "If current policies continue, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office recently projected, federal debt will rise from 70 percent of gross domestic product today to about 225 percent by 2040 — not even remotely sustainable. By that point, the federal government would be spending nearly four times as much on debt interest payments as on education, skills training, research and development and nondefense infrastructure combined." http://www.pgpf.org/Issues/Fiscal-Outlook/2012/06/062812_OpEd-How-To-Handle-Our-Long-Term-Debt.aspx I'm tired of folks fighting over their piece of the pie. We need this pie to grow but so many worried about the future. So, my vote is based on that. I don't care about the rest. Hopefully, if the President wins he'll show some leadership and act like a grownup and get DC to live within our means. So, it's really a vote for my kids. Simple as that.
JByrd November 06, 2012 at 03:51 AM
Not sure the polls are correct, but I agree. I've checked out Obama's Plan and says nothing about reforms to entitlements. Nearly everyone I know couldn't believe France recently LOWERED their retirement age since clearly a step in the wrong direction. There is still a debt crisis going on. Greece, Spain, Italy...soon France, Japan....California, Ill, etc. There's no way around the develeraging. We need to spur growth by bending the spending curve long term (huge numbers), while increasing revenues slowly. I don't understand why the President has been silent on this during the crise. They spend Trillions on stimulus (Fed and Congress) put only pushing on a string. If re-elected, he needs a new finance team immediately. Geitner bailed out wall street (think about why Goldman Sachs got paid 100cent on dollar when AIG already negotiated them down). I've heard from many (including our President during the last debate) that Romney "would have liquidated the auto industry". First, Romney NY Times Op Ed entitled "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt". HE DIDN'T WRITE THAT. His title was something like "The Way Forward for the Auto Industry". The NY Times wrote that title. Romney merely proposed an orderly bankruptcy. Guess what, that's what ended up happening after taxpayor funding. A bankruptcy. Here's the CNN link: http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2012/10/26/exp-erin-romney-2008-detroit-bankruptcy-oped-john-podest-andy-card.cnn?iref=videosearch

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