Judge Kim Hoover won re-election to his post as judge at Stow Municipal Court in Tuesday’s election.
Hoover, who is serving his 24th year as a judge with the court, garnered 19,529 votes, according to final but unofficial results from the Summit County Board of Elections; his challengers, Tania Nemer and John E. Chapman received 14,285 and 7,401 votes respectively. The six-year term starts Jan. 1.
There were four candidates vying for the Stow Municipal Clerk of Courts seat. The winner is incumbent Amber Zibritosky of Stow, who took over the seat after former Stow Municipal Clerk of Courts Diana Colavecchio resigned earlier this year to serve as the community development director for Cuyahoga Falls. Zibritosky received 18,425 votes; her challengers were Jeff Iula (14,644 votes), Steve Stahl (4,158) and Bradford Chapman (2,325).
The Stow Municipal Court serves 16 communities of northern Summit County including: Boston Heights, Boston Township, Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, Macedonia, Munroe Falls, Northfield, Northfield Center Township, Peninsula, Reminderville, Sagamore Hills, Silver Lake, Stow, Tallmadge, Twinsburg, and Twinsburg Township. According to information from the court’s website, it handles misdemeanor and traffic offenses, and civil cases in which the amount in controversy does not exceed $15,000. The court handles about 20,000 cases per year.