Friday, February 15, 2013
Former Lakewood mayor and potential candidate for Ohio governor, FitzGerald told a group of college students he was the first Cuyahoga County official to endorse Obama.
As Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald travels the state rallying support for his possible run for Ohio governor, he's been attracting the attention of the folks at Politifact Ohio. Recently, they checked out a claim published late last month by the Cincinnati Enquirer that FitzGerald, the former mayor of Lakewood, said he was the first Cuyahoga County official to endorse Barack Obama for president. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook Politifact Ohio called that claim mostly false. They weren't able to prove that he wasn't the first, but neither was FitzGerald. Does this mean anything to you in deciding whether you think FitzGerald has a shot at the governor's seat? Tell us what you think.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Former Lakewood mayor tells the Plain Dealer that Ted Strickland's decision to sit out 2014 “accelerates” his own gubernatorial exploration. Would you vote for him?
Ed FitzGerald, Cuyahoga County Executive and the former Lakewood mayor, is eyeing a run for governor in 2014. According to the Plain Dealer, former governor Ted Strickland's decision to stay out of the race “accelerates” FitzGerald’s own gubernatorial exploration. It would appear as if FitzGerald — a Lakewood resident — is gearing up to challenge Gov. John Kasich. "I don't have a date set for making a final decision," he told the Plain Dealer. During the past year, FitzGerald has hosted a couple political fundraisers in the area and he’s made several appearances around the state. He hasn’t been exactly shy about his political interests. "I wouldn't be surprised if he decided to run," Mayor Michael Summers recently told Lakewood Patch. It'…
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Cuyahoga County will recycle yard signs this week.
Looking for a place to drop those election signs you've collected this fall? The Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District is taking signs to recycle today through Nov. 16 at their Garfield Heights location. Drop off your plastic and cardboard signs with their metal stands between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at 4750 East 131 St., Garfield Heights. For more information, visit www.cuyahogaswd.org or call (216) 443-3749.
Friday, November 9, 2012
We rounded up the precincts to dig into which precincts voted for which candidate in the 2012 Presidential Election.
Shaker Heights is known as a blue town, and this election was no different. Every precinct in the city went overwhelmingly to Barack Obama in the presidential eleciton — by a margin of 15 to 95 percent. Check out the raw numbers here. Mitt Romney won only 1 percent of the vote in precinct G, and his highest volume of supporters - where he won 42 percent of the vote - were in precincts U and V. Check out the chart above for a visual display of the numbers, and click to the map above to see where these precincts are.
The Port of Cleveland is assessing its options after Cuyahoga County rejected a $90 million tax levy.
Officials from the Port of Cleveland say they are assessing "the message from voters" after Cuyahoga County rejected a tax levy that would have helped improve the port's vital maritime infrastructure. County voters rejected the levy by a solid majority, with 285,301 voting against it, or about 57 percent, and 218,215 voting for it, or about 43 percent, according to unofficial results. In a letter by Port Chairman Robert Smith and CEO William Friedman, stressed the importance of the levy, which would have raised about $90 million over five years. Port officials say the projects associated with the levy money would have brought jobs and economic development to the region. "The levy proposal included capital investments critical for jobs in …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
We delve into election results to see how Shaker Heights residents voted on the presidential, senate and other races down the ballot.
Barack Obama won the national vote and he won in Ohio. He also won in Shaker Heights, according to unofficial vote totals from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections. While Cuyahoga County is a Democratic stronghold, Republicans needed to perform well in the suburbs to shave off votes from the president's total. And Shaker Heights did not help him: only 19 percent of residents voted for the Republican challenger, while 30 percent of country residents gave him their votes. In addition, Shaker Heights residents also chose Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown over GOP challenger Josh Mandel. Voter turnout in Shaker Heights was 68 percent, only slightly higher than the county's 67 percent. Here's a breakdown of how each of the precincts went for …
Barbara Boyd retains Ohio House seats.
Updated at 1:40 a.m. Wednesday with 99 percent of precincts reporting in Cuyahoga County With 99 percent of precincts reporting in Cuyahoga County, the unofficial election results are below. Rep. Barbara Boyd (D-Cleveland) ran uncontested in Ohio House District 9 and will retain her seat The 9th Ohio House district includes Cleveland Heights, Shaker Heights, University Heights and parts of Cleveland. The Cleveland Heights resident was first elected to be a state representative in 1992 and served four terms. She left because of term limits, but ran again in 2006 and won, according to information on the Ohio House of Representatives website. Boyd was a Cleveland Heights City Council member for about a decade before she was elected to the …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 EST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." The Obama campaign won the most expensive presidential race ever, with both parties raising about $2.6 billion. The race was filled with negative campaigning on both sides, from President Obama attacking Romney’s business experience with Bain Capital to Romney lambasting Obama’s handling of the economy. The race tightened during the final months of the campaign, with gaffes and surges …
President Barack Obama won Ohio, and the presidency, according to NBC News and the Associated Press.
President Barack Obama has won Ohio and reclaimed the presidency of the United States. Obama narrowly won the popular vote over Republican challenger Mitt Romney, and claimed enough Electoral College votes to win a second term in the White House. And in the heated and expensive race for one of Ohio's U.S. Senate seats, Sen. Sherrod Brown has defeated GOP challenger Josh Mandel to reclaim his U.S. Senate seat, according to projections from NBC News and the Associated Press. "Today in Ohio, in the middle of America, the middle class won," Brown said in a prepared statement. RESULTS UPDATED AT 1 A.M. NOV. 7, 96% Precincts Reporting Obama-Biden Sherrod Brown Betty Sutton STATE BALLOT ISSUES Ohio may be the most important state in today's …
Voters in Ohio on Tuesday cast their ballot for Barack Obama, giving the president the state's 18 Electoral votes.
President Barack Obama won Ohio’s 18 electoral votes on Tuesday, defeating Republican Mitt Romney. In the 2008 presidential election, the state voted for Barack Obama, and since the 1990s, has voted for the overall winner of the presidential race every time. Romney and Obama campaigned aggressively in Ohio. The state has typically been a battleground state in recent presidential elections. The economy was a key issue for many voters in the state, as was healthcare.