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Poll: If the Elections Were Today, Who Would You Vote For?

Cast your vote for mayor in our Monday poll

If Avon Lake's mayoral elections were today, who would you vote for? Cast a vote in our mayoral poll (signups not needed).

Let others know why you think one candidate is better than the other in our comment section below (signup on Patch required). Please keep your comments civil; inappropriate comments will be removed.

Do you think you know the candidates? Click on our candidate profiles below to learn where the candidates stand on different issues and read their platform.

Robert Berner: Berner, the former mayor of Avon Lake, is currently the head of LORCO. "I have a new vision and believe it is time to take Avon Lake in a new direction."  Read profile

Greg Zilka: Zilka is the current president of council. He has been on council for more than 25 years. "I have demonstrated experienced, responsible and disciplined leadership over the past 26 years on Avon Lake city council." Read profile

Karl (K.C.) Zuber. Zuber, the current mayor, is seeking to retain his seat. "Keeping Avon Lake financially stable while continuing the great services we enjoy is my administration's number one priority." Read profile

For full election coverage, visit Avon Lake Patch's Election Central page.

Sarah October 24, 2011 at 04:18 PM
Where's the poll?
Susan Ruiz Patton October 24, 2011 at 04:24 PM
Sorry for the delay on the poll. Here it is!
Peggy Murphy October 24, 2011 at 05:41 PM
Greg Zilka is in my opinion hands-down best candidate for mayor! He has the experience and knowledge and has acted as our interim mayor in the past. I got to know him when he taught my daughters at ALHS, and he was an excellent teacher as well. Greg Zilka definitely has my vote!
Lori E. Switaj October 24, 2011 at 05:55 PM
Peggy, thanks for your comments. Readers, comments supporting your choice are welcome.
Aqua Avenue October 24, 2011 at 07:09 PM
Zuber, then Zilka, a 3rd grader, then Berner. In that order.
TheZilkaClicker October 24, 2011 at 07:28 PM
at 3:27pm........Are you satisfied Mr. Martin? Hmmmmmmmmmmm! # If the Elections Were Today, Who Would You Vote For? (Voting has been closed for this question) * Robert Berner 16 (5%) * Greg Zilka 144 (45%) * Karl (K.C.) Zuber 155 (49%) Total votes: 315
J murphy October 24, 2011 at 07:32 PM
Looks like berners family has voted. That should be all of his votes.
TheZilkaClicker October 24, 2011 at 07:32 PM
Wow - 4 minutes later and ZIlka tied again! # If the Elections Were Today, Who Would You Vote For? (Voting has been closed for this question) * Robert Berner 16 (4%) * Greg Zilka 158 (47%) * Karl (K.C.) Zuber 158 (47%) Total votes: 332
TheZilkaClicker October 24, 2011 at 07:37 PM
There's gonna be one disappointed Zilka clicker when he finds out he can only vote once on the 8th. And Rob - Jesus I feel bad for you. There's not even anyone clicking on your name for a joke! Don't feel bad - it was your plan that really ruined your chance at getting elected. If you were smart you would go ask the Fire Department if your allowed to get elected again.
J murphy October 24, 2011 at 07:48 PM
according to the patch article income tax revenue for Avon Lake is up 20% from last year. looks like Mayor Zuber has got this city on track.
Lori E. Switaj October 24, 2011 at 08:12 PM
FYI, only one vote per IP address is accepted.
Dave D October 25, 2011 at 02:01 AM
That has little to do with Zuber, and almost everything to do with personal choice. New cars and restaurants flourish when new homes don't. Nothing against Zuber, but there is very little he has done to loosen everyone's wallets. What this really says is things are not that bad, and there is lots of pent up demand. We just keep listening to all this rhetoric from both political parties about how bad things are, and people are beginning to close their ears and open their wallets.
Cheryl Lister October 25, 2011 at 10:54 AM
Greg Zilka is the obvious choice for mayor of Avon Lake. He is an honorable man, who has served this city for over twenty years. I taught with Greg at ALHS and his students respected him, as do the members of city council. You will not find any skeletons in Greg's closet.
Got Choo October 26, 2011 at 01:20 AM
Unless you reload a new IP address in your computer (very easy) and you can vote all night... And Lori your people can then trace the IP and see where (and who) coming from.
Lori E. Switaj October 26, 2011 at 02:21 AM
"And Lori your people can then trace the IP and see where (and who) coming from." Tracing an IP address does not tell you who or what address it is coming from. That information would come (by court order) from the Internet provider.
I'm no fool October 26, 2011 at 01:02 PM
I just voted again... and if you want to find the IP address it's easy... Think about it... and I just voted again, by just signing on to another network. This poll is for the people who believe once you hit send and your page view changes its gone and that the end of it, when its all traceable. Get in the real world of technology and quit trying to fool your readers. I just voted again
Dan LaVigne October 26, 2011 at 07:12 PM
None of the above for Mayor. Write in Candidate for Mayor: Lori Switaj
Aqua Avenue October 27, 2011 at 02:00 PM
I just voted for KC again as well. This new WOW internet makes that possible. I did notice that Zilka haz double the votes (thank you Mr. Click-alot). That is how his pay would be as well...DOUBLE...as in Double Dip, should he win. He already has a maxed out pension as a 37 year teacher, now he wants another $85k plus car allowance on top of that. Good guy, but how can he be fiscally responsible when he is collecting 2 full time paychecks. Is he only going to stay for 4 years just to add it to his resume and leave?
Your kidding me October 28, 2011 at 01:54 PM
Lori Hows this poll going I voted 37 times for Zilka... It makes me feel good to be apart of the democratic system.....

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