CUYAHOGA FALLS: Diana Colavecchio will serve as the new clerk of Stow Municipal Court following an uncontested nomination process at the Summit County Democratic Central Committee meeting Tuesday night at Cuyahoga Falls High School.
“I feel honored to be following in the footsteps of both Eric Czetli and Lisa Carano,” said Colavecchio, a Cuyahoga Falls council member. “They’re true professionals. I hope to be as professional as they were in overseeing and administrating the duties of the clerk.”
Colavecchio, who is also an attorney, was confirmed within minutes after nomination speeches from Democratic Board of Elections member Timothy Gorbach and Cuyahoga Falls Council President Don Walters. She will replace Lisa Zeno Carano, who resigned to work as administrator of Summit County Probate Court.
“I had the privilege of serving with Diana on Cuyahoga Falls City Council. She is a tremendous leader,” Gorbach said.
Zeno Carano held the office for five years. Her term would have ended in 2015, but the position will be on the ballot again this November, which Gorbach emphasized in nominating Colavecchio.
He said a new face would have little time to establish a political reputation.
“Our party must appoint an experienced leader, as well as a veteran campaigner who can retain this seat,” he said.
In seconding the nomination, Walters said that “although we will miss her greatly on City Council, she is highly qualified to be the next clerk of Stow Municipal Court.”
Stow Mayor Sara Drew swore Colavecchio into office at the conclusion of the ceremony.