Cleveland Heights Election Guide
The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting Cleveland Heights, Cuyahoga County, the state and country
As we look ahead to November’s elections, Cleveland Heights Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town. Here's our start on the candidates, issues and resources we'll be covering as November draws near. Bookmark this page for updates.
President Barack Obama: As the president vies for a second term, we'll bring you coverage of his appearances in Northeast Ohio and announcements that affect this area. He spoke at Cuyahoga Community College yesterday, and it certainly won't be his last in this vital region. His campaign has regional offices on Shaker Square, and in two Patch towns — Mentor and Kent. The Cuyahoga County Democratic Party will surely host events as November nears. The party's Cleveland Heights Ward leader is Austin Dunn.
GOP Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney: Northeast Ohio will hear from Mitt Romney on Sunday during an appearance in Brunswick. We'll also hear from those on the front lines who will help Romney in his mission to unseat the president. The Cuyahoga County Republican Party's calendar shows no scheduled events in Cleveland Heights, but check the calendar for locations of dozens of socials, receptions and more in Northeast Ohio.
Also, be sure to follow our GOP blogger and humorist, Patrick Giusto, as the race heats up. He always manages to keep the conversation flowing on Patch sites across the region.
Sherrod Brown: Brown is a democratic incumbent U.S. Senator and is known as one of the more liberal Congressmen in the nation. He announced a duo of of job-training initiatives in other Northeast Ohio communities on Thursday and should be returning to the area soon to push lower student loans, green energy and other campaign issues. We'll also keep you up to date with local groups like the Cleveland Heights Democratic Club, who will be pushing for Brown's re-election.
Brown also once blogged for Patch, and you never know when he'll show up on our site again.
Josh Mandel: The current state treasurer and a Beachwood High School graduate, Mandel hopes his campaign to end wasteful spending will land him enough votes to win the U.S. Senate seat held by Brown. He made an Akron-area appearance in April, and we'll be around for his upcoming appearances in Patch towns. Heights GOP will also host events that we'll let you know about.
Also, check out the opinon piece Mandel wrote for Patch earlier this year.
City Council seat: In addition to national races, Cleveland Heights voters will also need to elect a city council member. Phyllis Evans resigned from council earlier this month. Council is expected to interview candidates and appoint someone to the seat for the remainder of the year. However, that individual and others can for the seat in November in order to complete Evans' full term, which ends Dec. 31, 2015.