Hopefuls for the Cuyahoga Falls and Woodridge boards of education, as well as Silver Lake mayor and council, have submitted petitions to run for election or re-election 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.
The Cuyahoga Falls City School Board has two seats open. If all petitions are certified, incumbent Vice President Patty White of Silver Lake and incumbent Board member Dave Martin of Cuyahoga Falls will face challenger Alex Hall of Cuyahoga Falls on the November ballot.
The Woodridge Local School Board also has two seats open; only incumbent President Jeff McHugh and incumbent Board member Marilyn Hansen filed petitions with the board of elections.
If all petitions are certified, there will be a contested mayor’s race in Silver Lake for the first time in eight years. Current Mayor Bernie Hovey and Council member Dann Nivens have both filed to run for the village’s top office. The three At Large seats on Silver Lake Village Council are up for election this fall. The three incumbents — William Church, Jerry Jones and Betsy Meyer — are the only hopefuls who turned in petitions for the November election.
The petitions are scheduled to be certified by the board of elections on Aug. 19.
The new school board, mayoral and council terms start Jan. 1, 2020.
The deadline for write-in candidates to file for these races is Aug. 26.