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Lakewood Election Guide

The incumbents, challengers and issues that will affect Lakewood and Cuyahoga County.

As we look ahead to November's elections, Lakewood Patch is devoted to bringing you the information you need about every race in town.

Here's our start on the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws near. Bookmark this page for later election updates.

  •  President Obama: He's been here before, so who knows? He might stop by again. If so, we'll be there.
  • GOP Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney: the former Massachussetts governor has repeatedly, including in several Ohio Patch towns. We'll cover any more local trips to the region.
  • US Rep. Marci Kaptur (D) will square off against Republican challenger Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, also known as Joe the Plumber. after the two longtime representatives’ districts were merged into a new Ninth District.
  • In the , Democratic State Rep. will have company in November's general election. Political newcomer Matthew Deibel, a Republican from Lakewood, is her lone Republican challenger.
  • In the race for Cuyahoga County Council, District 2 (which represents Lakewood), incumbent Dale Miller (D) will square off against GOP candidate Anna Melendez. 
  • The city of Lakewood may also propose a charter change that would align Lakewood’s filing deadline for elections to municipal offices with the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections. If OK’d by Lakewood City Council, that measure would also appear on the November ballot.
Dale Meggas October 31, 2012 at 06:41 PM
Can we get rid of the photo of Mr. Ed and replace it with Joe Nobody casting his ballot????
Colin McEwen October 31, 2012 at 07:06 PM
Just for you, Dale. ;)
Sharpie November 05, 2012 at 06:14 AM
There are two more candidates on the ballot for the Presidency, Gov. Gary Johnson (Libertarian) and Dr. Jill Stein (Green). Make a special note to remember to watch the Free and Equal Election Debate between third party candidates, Gov. Gary Johnson and Dr. Jill Stein to be aired tonight on Monday evening, Nov. 5th from 9:00 - 10:30 pm Eastern Time. Perform a worthwhile civic duty, and be certain to listen in on this historic debate so that you can make an informed decision on voting day. Third party candidates who will be on the ballot in most states deserve to be heard. http://freeandequal.org/?v=1
JByrd November 05, 2012 at 08:15 PM
Please do your homework before voting: There's No Debate: Presidential Candidates Must Address Debt http://www.pgpf.org/Issues/Fiscal-Outlook/2012/09/adv-theres-no-debate-presidential-candidates-must-address-debt.aspx

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