HUDSON — City voters will head to the polls on Nov. 5 to cast ballots on local candidates and county issues.
Hudson Mayor Dave Basil is running for a second term in office against challenger Craig Shubert.
There will be a new council member serving in Ward 1. Current Ward 1 member Dennis Hanink announced earlier in the year that he would not seek re-election. Four residents are competing to replace Hanink: Rebecca Benson Leiter; Ron Panaggio; Kate Schlademan; and S. David Worhatch.
In Ward 2, incumbent council member Lisa Radigan is being challenged by Chris Foster. Radigan was appointed to the post earlier this year after Casey Weinstein resigned following his election to the Ohio Statehouse’s District 37 seat.
There will also be a new council member in Ward 3 as current representative Alex Kelemen decided to not seek re-election. Newcomers Brett Shriver and Skylar Sutton are competing for the Ward 3 seat.
In Ward 4, incumbent council member Beth Bigham is running against challenger Nicole R. Davis.
The mayor’s office and the ward council seats all carry four-year terms that begin on Dec. 3.
The mayor’s office in Hudson is a non-administrative position that carries an annual salary of $3,300. City administration is handled by City Manager Jane Howington.
Council members are paid $80 per meeting and earn a maximum of $160 per month.
Hudson voters will also get to help decide the fate of four county measures. Issue 14 is a renewal of a 2.95-mill, six-year issue for the County of Summit Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADM) Board.
Issue 15 is a request to amend the county’s charter to place the Department of Human Resources under the direction of the County Executive and create the position of Equal Employment Opportunity Administrator under the direction of the Human Resource Commission.
Issue 16 is a request to amend the county’s charter to allow County Council to set its own rules, including its order of business and the identity, term and procedure for electing its officers.
Issue 17 is a request to amend the county’s charter to provide for a uniform process for filling vacancies in County elected offices, other than the Court of Common Pleas, both before and after 120 days before a general election.
Polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 5. For more information, call the Summit County Board of Elections at 330-643-5200 or visit www.summitcountyboe.com.
Reporter Phil Keren can be reached at 330-541-9421, email@example.com, or on Twitter at @keren_phil.