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Brecksville Election Guide

Bookmark this guide to the candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting residents in Brecksville and Cuyahoga County.

As the elections in August and November get closer, Brecksville Patch is dedicated to bringing you all the news and information you need on the candidates and issues.

Here’s a quick look at some of the people and issues we’ve already started covering. Bookmark this page for future updates.

  • President Barack Obama has made a couple of trips to Northeast Ohio already this year, visiting and back in January.
  • Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is not without his supporters in Brecksville. The in February. 
  • There’s a race between Incumbent Republican Marlene Anielski and Democratic candidate Anthony Fossaceca in the 6th district of the Ohio House of Representatives. Anielski has put together some unique events in the area as the representative, including a .
  • But Fossaceca is not one to be outdone. Fossaceca recently in the 6th district, stopping in Brecksville for lunch.
  • Brecksville-Broadview Heights City School District will have a renewal levy on the ballot in August. The won’t raise taxes for voters if it’s passed.
Joe Bialek October 02, 2012 at 09:52 PM
Nov. 6 is a very important election for many reasons, however I would like to take this opportunity to explain one of the most important votes we cast is the one for our State of Ohio Representative. Before you vote, please take into consideration that the incumbent voted on bills that effectively increased our local taxes. For example her “yes” vote to reduce school funding 20 percent across the board stuck local taxpayers with the bill when in the March 2012 election we had to vote an increase in our school taxes. Another example is her “yes” vote on the budget bill that reduced the Local Government Fund for every community in Ohio. The direct result of that vote in Chagrin Falls is that Village Council is asking voters for more taxes on Nov. 6 so among other things they can fill potholes in the roads.
Joe Bialek October 02, 2012 at 09:52 PM
So you see, it very much matters who our representative is in the Statehouse, and it is a clear example of why all politics are local. The votes of the incumbent have directly affected all taxpayer’s in the district, and not for the better. It is very disheartening to have a state representative vote against the best interests of the people she directly represents. Her voting record along party lines indicates that she is a mostly a cookie-cutter representative who seems more comfortable shaking hands and handing out award certificates than she is in fighting for her district. I believe that these issues make a strong case for her to not be re-elected. Early by-mail voting is underway and begins in earnest Oct. 1. Whether you vote by mail or at the polls, please look down the ballot and watch for the name Anthony Fossaceca. Foss will bring a fresh, thoughtful and informed voice to the Statehouse. As a small business owner and dad, Foss is highly focused on small business and education. He offers an in-depth storehouse of creative and common sense approaches to many issues. His handshake is firm and with a strong work ethic in place is well prepared to be an outstanding state representative for our district. Our district deserves better and deserves to have Anthony Fossaceca represent us in Columbus. Please vote for Foss Nov. 6! Diana Nazelli Chagrin Falls
Joe Bialek October 02, 2012 at 09:54 PM
This letter is in response to the letter "Fossaceca will bring thoughtful, informed voice to Statehouse" written by Diana Nazelli. In the twenty years that I've known "Foss" I have always been very impressed with his honesty, integrity and strong work ethic. He is a unusual candidate in that he is running for office in a time when this country is in such desperate need of statesmen. Ms. Nazelli "hit the nail right on the head" in describing what Anthony brings to the political table; he is all these qualities and more. Others who have worked with him would provide similar testimony as well. As for his opponent it appears she prefers to follow the "party line" when voting and therefore promotes "business as usual" at the Statehouse and we've all seen where that has led us to. Ohio's 6th District cannot continue along this precarious path but rather needs to "shift gears" and get back to what the founders intended for governmental and political leadership; that compromise on any given issue does not in any way suggest a compromise of character. Politics is not about the art {or science} of bringing the other person down. It is about working together towards the common goal of improving upon the quality of life for all citizens regardless of race, color, creed and political persuasion. It is for this reason that voters should choose Anthony "Foss" Fossaceca on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 because he will get the job done the right way.
splinter October 11, 2012 at 01:01 PM
Whatever you do, please do your research before voting. Thanks to Patch for posting this information.
Amo Probus October 25, 2012 at 06:37 PM
The Quote of the Decade: "The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government's reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America 's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that, "the buck stops here.' Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better." ~ Senator Barack H. Obama, March 2006 (it was so nice of him to give us this great quote for posterity!)
Jeff Mihalich November 04, 2012 at 01:27 PM
Brecksville residents Vote NO on Issue 25. It attempts to leverage local government to Constitutionalize limits on free speech. Mayor Hurby and City Council will vote NO on Issue 25, so should you.
Sharpie November 05, 2012 at 08:11 AM
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
Sharpie November 05, 2012 at 07:39 PM
MUST read: "Support for Kill List and NDAA make Obama and Romney Unfit for Office" http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/reawakening-liberty/2012/nov/2/support-kill-list-and-ndaa-make-obama-and-romney-u/ Make a special note to watch the Free and Equal Election Debate between third party Presidential candidates, Gov. Gary Johnson (Libertarian) and Dr. Jill Stein (Green) 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. It is a violation of the 1st Amendament rights of third party candidates, and a violation of the free speech rights of every American, for their voices to be silenced. http://freeandequal.org/?v=1

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