With the November election drawing nearer, three statewide candidates will be speaking at the Akron Press Club in the next few weeks.
First up is Connie Pillich, the Democratic candidate for Ohio treasurer, who will speak Monday, Sept. 15. David Pepper, the Democratic candidate for attorney general, will be next on Tuesday, Sept. 30, followed by Attorney General Mike DeWine on Tuesday, Oct. 7.
State Sen. Nina Turner, the Democratic candidate for secretary of state, Secretary of State Jon Husted, and Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate, already spoke at the Akron Press Club. The candidates who haven't yet are: Treasurer Josh Mandel, Auditor Dave Yost, Gov. John Kasich and John Patrick Carney, the Democratic candidate for auditor.
Pillich, who is from the Cincinnati area, is serving her third term as a state representative.To read more or comment...
While it's still unclear who's running for Akron mayor next year, it looks like the Canton mayor's race will be contested.
Canton Treasurer Kim Perez plans to challenge Mayor William Healy II, the Canton Repository reported.
Both are Democrats. Healy has said he will seek another term.
Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic hasn't said yet if he will run again. He faced a Democratic challenge in his last election from Councilman Mike Williams, very similar to the potential Healy/Perez matchup. Plusquellic, already Akron's longest serving mayor, won handily.To read more or comment...