A Stow City Councilman is the only hopeful who filed to run for election to an unexpired, one-year term as the city’s mayor.
At-Large Councilman John Pribonic submitted his petitions for the mayoral race to the Summit County Board of Elections by Wednesday’s deadline.
In the spring, Pribonic announced his intention to run for mayor shortly after then-Mayor Sara Kline announced she was resigning to take a new job as the superintendent of the Cuyahoga Falls Parks and Recreation Department. Kline’s last day as mayor was May 13.
Council appointed Ward 2 Councilman Jim Costello to serve as interim mayor until the election on Nov. 6. When he was appointed to the temporary post, Costello said he was not planning to run for mayor. The winner of the Nov. 6 election would begin serving as mayor as soon as the election results are certified by the Board of Elections. That term will conclude Dec. 31, 2019.
There will then be an election for a full, four-year mayoral term in November 2019.
The filing deadline for write-in candidates is Aug. 27 at 4 p.m.