HUDSON — Many hopefuls are throwing their hat into the ring for the mayoral, city council and school board races this fall.
Wednesday at 4 p.m. was the deadline to file paperwork with the Summit County Board of Elections to run for these offices and many others throughout the county.
Current Hudson Mayor Dave Basil and challenger Craig Shubert have both filed to run for the city’s top seat.
In Hudson’s Ward 1 City Council race, five people have filed petitions: Rebecca Benson Leiter; Ron Panaggio; George W. Roth; Kate Schlademan; and S. David Worhatch. The Ward 1 incumbent, Dennis Hanink, announced earlier in the year that he would not seek re-election. In Ward 2, challenger Chris Foster and incumbent Lisa Radigan filed petitions to run this fall. In Ward 3, two newcomers — Brett Shriver and Skylar Sutton — turned in the paperwork to vie for that seat. The current Ward 3 member, Alex Kelemen, did not submit petitions by Wednesday’s deadline. In Ward 4, incumbent Beth Bigham and challenger Nicole R. Davis submitted petitions by the filing deadline.
The new mayoral and council terms start on Dec. 3.
The Hudson City School Board has two seats open; only incumbent Board members James D. Field and Thomas J. Tobin filed petitions with the board of elections.
The new school board terms start Jan. 1, 2020.
The petitions are scheduled to be certified by the board of elections on Aug. 19. The deadline for write-in candidates to file for these races is Aug. 26.