Brecksville Election Guide
Bookmark this guide to the candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting residents in Brecksville and Cuyahoga County.
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The local candidates:
- There are two candidates on the ballot for Cuyahoga County Prosecutor: Democrat Timothy McGinty and Independent Ed Wade.
- In District 6 of the Ohio House of Representatives, Republican Marlene Anielski faces Democrat Anthony Fossaceca. Anielski is the current representative of the 17th district, which had also included Brecksville. Because of redistricting, Brecksville is now in the 6th district.
- In District 24 of the Ohio Senate race, incumbent Republican Tom Patton is against Democrat Jennifer Brady.
- Incumbent Republican Jack Schron is unopposed in the County Council District 6 race.
The county issues:
- Issue 108: This is for a 0.67-mill tax levy for the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority. According to the port authority, the levy would bring in about $90 million over five years for the authority and cost homeowners about $20 per $100,000 of property value each year.
- There are also two county charter amendments on the ballot: Issue 117 and Issue 118. Learn more here.
The local issues:
Brecksville residents will see two to three local issues on the ballot.
- Issue 25: This issue was put on the ballot by a citizens’ petition—if passed, it would require the city to send a letter to state and federal representatives on behalf of voters, saying they are in favor of adding a constitutional amendment saying money isn’t speech and corporations aren’t people. As of the end of September, the city was still fighting the issue, saying it was out of their reach. The Ohio Supreme Court denied or dismissed all of the city's requests on Oct. 1, so this issue will appear on the ballot.
- Issue 26: The city wants to change the zoning of three city-owned parcels of land from single-family to community facilities. The plans are to build a new police station on the land, which is across the street from City Hall and the fire station.
- Issue 27: This is just for residents in Precinct G. Marc’s wants to have Sunday sales of wine and mixed beverages between 10 a.m. and 12 a.m.