Although the race for will continue through Dec. 6, one of the two candidates in the run-off election has said he will not be putting out yard signs.
With none of the three mayoral candidates earning a majority of the votes, per city charter the two highest vote getters, Greg Zilka and K.C. Zuber, will face off in the run off election.
Zuber announced this week he has removed his “Re-elect Zuber” signs from the city. He said the decision was to “honor the Thanksgiving holiday” by taking them down.
“It’s important to honor our holidays and not politicize,” Zuber said. “We have many visitors to Avon Lake during the holidays and I decided to take down my ‘reelect Mayor Zuber’ signs to help show the best of Avon Lake to our visitors.”
Legally, candidates are permitted to put yard signs up 30 days before an election, which overlapped with the Nov. 8 election. As a result, signs did not have to come down after the Nov. 8 election.
Zilka said his signs will remain up until the election.
“I really don’t have a comment on it,” Zilka said. “The signs are up legally.”
Zilka said some of his signs came down after the Nov. 8 election.
“Some people do not realize there is still another election and have taken them down,” he said.
Zuber will replace the lawn signs after Thanksgiving.