NORDONIA HILLS — Incumbent Northfield Village Mayor Jesse Nehez will be facing a challenge from current Ward B Council member Keith Czerr on the Nov. 5 ballot, while there will also be contested races for two Macedonia City Council seats and Sagamore Hills fiscal officer.
According to the Summit County Board of Elections, 16 hopefuls met the 4 p.m. Wednesday deadline to file petitions to run for 12 elected positions in the area during this year’s general election. All are four-year terms. The petitions are subject to Board of Elections certification.
In Macedonia, incumbent Mayor Nick Molnar is the lone person to file for the next four-year term, which begins Dec. 1.
On City Council, Creekside Parkway resident David Finley and Firestone Lane resident Jeff Garvas will challenge incumbents Shane Barker and Kevin Bilkie for the two council-at-large seats, with terms to begin Jan. 1.
In Northfield Center, incumbent Trustee Rich Reville and incumbent Fiscal Officer Andrew LaGuardia are the lone filers for their positions, with the next terms to begin Jan. 1 and April 1 respectively.
In Northfield Village, Czerr is challenging Nehez’s bid for a third term. The next term begins Jan. 1. Czerr’s current Council term does not expire until Nov. 30, 2022.
On Village Council, incumbents Jenn Domzalski and Gary Vojtush are the only filers for their council-at-large seats. The next term begins Dec. 1.
In Sagamore Hills, incumbent Trustee John Zaccardelli is the lone filer for his position, with the next term beginning Jan. 1, while Dunham Road resident Laura Steimle is challenging incumbent Fiscal Officer Scott Gale for the next term, which begins April 1.
There are two seats open on the Nordonia Hills City School Board; incumbents Chad Lahrmer of Northfield and Liz McKinley of Macedonia were the only two who filed petitions with the Summit County Board of Elections. All school board terms start Jan. 1.
Voters must register by Oct. 7 in order to vote in the Nov. 5 election. Early in-office voting begins Oct. 8. Complete voter information, including local polling locations, can be found at www.summitcountyboe.com
Editor’s note: Reporter April Helms contributed to this story.
Reporter Jeff Saunders can be reached at 330-541-9431, email@example.com or @JeffSaunders_RP.