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Beacon Journal editorial board publishes final endorsement list

By Doug Published: October 25, 2010

Published on Sunday, Oct 24, 2010

The following is a recap of recommendations made by the Beacon Journal editorial board in recent weeks for the Nov. 2 election. Usually, we publish this summary on the Sunday before Election Day. We still plan to do so. In light of early voting, we also have opted to run the recap today. Remember, voters will find races and issues on the ballot in which the editorial board did not make a recommendation.

U.S. Senate: Lee Fisher.
U.S. House: Betty Sutton in the 13th District.
Steven C. LaTourette in the 14th District.
John A. Boccieri in the 16th District.
Timothy J. Ryan in the 17th District.

Governor: Ted Strickland
Ohio attorney general: Richard Cordray.
Ohio auditor: David Pepper.
Ohio secretary of state: Jon Husted.
Ohio treasurer: Kevin L. Boyce.
Ohio Supreme Court chief justice: Eric Brown.
Ohio Supreme Court justice: Judith Ann Lanzinger.
Ohio 9th District Court of Appeals judge: Donna J. Carr, Carla D. Moore and Beth Whitmore.
Ohio Senate: Frank LaRose in the 27th District.
Scott Oelslager in the 29th District.
Ohio House: Brian G. Williams in the 41st District.
Mike Moran in the 42nd District.
Stephen Dyer in the 43rd District.
Vernon Sykes in the 44th District.
Todd D. Bosley in the 50th District.
Kirk Schuring in the 51st District.
Stephen D. Slesnick in the 52nd District.
Kathleen Clyde in the 68th District.
William G. Batchelder in the 69th District.

Summit County Council at large (pick three): Ilene Shapiro, Bill Roemer and Pete Crossland.
Summit County Common Pleas Court: Elinore Marsh Stormer.
Summit County Domestic Relations Court: Carol J. Dezso.

Akron Issue 11: Yes on a proposed amendment to update provisions of the city charter, including the authority of the mayor and the City Council to convene a Charter Review Commission at any time.
Akron Issue 12: Yes on a proposed charter amendment to increase the signature threshold for initiatives and referenda, bar recalls during the last six months of an official's term and allow 50 days for circulating petitions for ballot issues.
Akron Issue 13: Yes on a proposed charter amendment allowing the city to enter into agreements with other government entities to collaborate in providing services.
Akron Issue 14: Yes on a proposed charter amendment increasing campaign contribution limits and requiring the City Council to craft and approve a new campaign finance ordinance.
Akron Issue 15: Yes on a proposed charter amendment giving veterans and city residents preference points in hiring and promotion.
Akron Issue 16: Yes on a proposed charter amendment permitting the city to lease its downtown steam plant.
Akron Issue 17: Yes on a proposed charter amendment allowing the city to divert one-third of the 0.25 percentage point income tax increase for school construction to safety forces and snow plowing for three years. The income tax increase also would be extended five years to 2038.

Readers will find the recommendations in full at www.ohio.com/editorial/endorsements.
The following is a recap of recommendations made by the Beacon Journal editorial board in recent weeks for the Nov. 2 election. Usually, we publish this summary on the Sunday before Election Day. We still plan to do so. In light of early voting, we also have opted to run the recap today. Remember, voters will find races and issues on the ballot in which the editorial board did not make a recommendation.

U.S. Senate: Lee Fisher.

U.S. House: Betty Sutton in the 13th District.

Steven C. LaTourette in the 14th District.

John A. Boccieri in the 16th District.

Timothy J. Ryan in the 17th District.

Governor: Ted Strickland

Ohio attorney general: Richard Cordray.

Ohio auditor: David Pepper.

Ohio secretary of state: Jon Husted.

Ohio treasurer: Kevin L. Boyce.

Ohio Supreme Court chief justice: Eric Brown.

Ohio Supreme Court justice: Judith Ann Lanzinger.

Ohio 9th District Court of Appeals judge: Donna J. Carr, Carla D. Moore and Beth Whitmore.

Ohio Senate: Frank LaRose in the 27th District.

Scott Oelslager in the 29th District.

Ohio House: Brian G. Williams in the 41st District.

Mike Moran in the 42nd District.

Stephen Dyer in the 43rd District.

Vernon Sykes in the 44th District.

Todd D. Bosley in the 50th District.

Kirk Schuring in the 51st District.

Stephen D. Slesnick in the 52nd District.

Kathleen Clyde in the 68th District.

William G. Batchelder in the 69th District.

Summit County Council at large (pick three): Ilene Shapiro, Bill Roemer and Pete Crossland.

Summit County Common Pleas Court: Elinore Marsh Stormer.

Summit County Domestic Relations Court: Carol J. Dezso.

Akron Issue 11: Yes on a proposed amendment to update provisions of the city charter, including the authority of the mayor and the City Council to convene a Charter Review Commission at any time.

Akron Issue 12: Yes on a proposed charter amendment to increase the signature threshold for initiatives and referenda, bar recalls during the last six months of an official's term and allow 50 days for circulating petitions for ballot issues.

Akron Issue 13: Yes on a proposed charter amendment allowing the city to enter into agreements with other government entities to collaborate in providing services.

Akron Issue 14: Yes on a proposed charter amendment increasing campaign contribution limits and requiring the City Council to craft and approve a new campaign finance ordinance.

Akron Issue 15: Yes on a proposed charter amendment giving veterans and city residents preference points in hiring and promotion.

Akron Issue 16: Yes on a proposed charter amendment permitting the city to lease its downtown steam plant.

Akron Issue 17: Yes on a proposed charter amendment allowing the city to divert one-third of the 0.25 percentage point income tax increase for school construction to safety forces and snow plowing for three years. The income tax increase also would be extended five years to 2038.

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