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PCTEA Announces Liberty Camp for Kids

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Liberty Camp Registration Deadline Extended to Monday, July 22, 2013


PORTAGE COUNTY TEA PARTY TO HOLD

“LIBERTY CAMP FOR KIDS”
AT PORTAGE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

 

Ravenna, Ohio -  The Portage County TEA Party announced today that they will be hosting the first annual “Liberty Camp for Kids” at the Portage County Historical Society facilities in Ravenna. The camp will be for children who will be enrolled in the 1st through 5th Grade starting this fall. The Liberty Camp will be held from July 29th through August 2nd, and will run from 9:00 AM until Noon each day.  The cost will be $25 per child. The Portage County Historical Society facilities are located at 6549 North Chestnut Street in Ravenna. Reservations can be made by calling the Portage County TEA Party office at 330-474-3878 or by stopping by their office at 4682 State Route 43, in Brimfield, 44240.

 

Portage County TEA Party Executive Director, Tom Zawistowski, said in making the announcement “The Liberty Camp for Kids is intended to be a hands-on, fun and educational experience that will allow kids to learn about the people and the key events involved with the founding of our nation and our county.  This being the first year for this annual event, we are accepting applications for the first 60 children. If we get more than 60 paid reservations, we will create a waiting list and will consider adding an additional week.”

 

Zawistowski concluded by saying “The kids are going to love this camp and parents will as well. Each of the five days will have a particular theme, including the Revolutionary War, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and Bill of Rights, the Difference between a Republic and a Democracy, and our Founding Fathers.  Every day six groups of kids each will rotate through three learning stations where they will have a short, meaningful lesson that reinforces the Daily Theme.  They will also rotate through a Craft, Games and Snack station daily.  The activities at these three stations are well thought out and also pertain to the founding of our great nation. These exciting stations allow the kids to re-charge and be physically active, all while learning even more about America’s amazing beginning! Liberty Camp is based on the curriculum and handbook of "Patriot Camp", which was developed by an organization called Constitutional Champions, whose mission it is to promote patriotism through American History Education. 

 

The TEA Party is not a political party but a grassroots cultural movement.  The movement is educating American citizens about the Constitution and the uniquely American form of self-governance that has made our country so successful.  Through this education, the movement is attempting to re-define what it means to be an American citizen, by encouraging individual to vote, to run for office and to attend government meetings in their area so that they can participate in their self governance.  The acronym TEA stands for Totally Engaged Americans.

 

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Last Updated on Saturday, 27 July 2013 12:47
 

Lynch Rebuts Attack by Joyce Campaign

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Matt Lynch resp0nds to attacks by Joyce Campaign

Dear Friends,
 
Dave Joyce, supported by the anti-conservative Main Street Partners led by Steve LaTourette, unleashed a smear campaign against me this week. In a blatant attempt to take the focus off his own Big Government record, he's trying to mislead voters by claiming I am irresponsible with my taxes. Nothing could be farther from the truth, so here are the facts:
 
In 1993 I lost my first wife Janie after an 18 month battle with Leukemia. During that time my days were devoted to her care while I spent most nights sleeping in a chair by her hospital bed. My law practice suffered and after her death I had to close my office completely. I turned my attention to raising my three teenage daughters and rebuilding my life. During those difficult times I struggled with paying over $100,000 in medical bills with very limited income. All my taxes and bills were eventually paid, but they were paid late.
 
Here is what Bob Bennett, Chairman of the Ohio Republican Party said in 2012 when the Democrats smeared me in the same way Joyce did this week: "To think that someone who claims to be a leader would say such outrageous things about a man who was taking care of his terminally ill wife makes me sick to my stomach". ( CLICK HERE to see GOP Press Release) 
 
But Dave Joyce did not stop there. He piled on his lies when he claimed I took improper deductions on rental property. Again, here are the facts:
 
I inherited a small condominium in 2007. When the deed was put in my name the County mistakenly marked the property as my residence. As a result they sent me an incorrect real estate tax bill over the next few years. The Auditor corrected his mistake in 2012 and sent me a corrected tax bill. (CLICK HERE to see auditors letter and corrected bill) This was a billing error, nothing more. . . and please note the billing error was about $45. . . that's right. . . Dave Joyce smeared me over a $45 billing error. Maybe he should spend less time misleading voters and more time dealing with the massive debts he's helped rack up in Congress!
 
My opponent knows he is in trouble. He knows he will lose if voters find out the truth about his liberal record and compare it to my Conservative principles. . . but he has the money to spread his liberal lies. 
 
I have no illusions about politics. . . it is a contact sport, and I can take a hit. . . but without your help I cannot defend myself. Please forward this email to everyone on your list and ask them to donate so the truth can get out. No matter how small, I need your help to have any hope of victory.
 
Dave Joyce is smearing me because he is afraid. He knows the Lynch For Congress campaign is having success, including endorsements from important groups like FreedomWorks, Ohio Right To Life, and the National Association for Gun Rights. Please help by spreading the word and donating what you can!    
 
Finally, ask yourself this question. . . If a candidate cannot be honest with you in his campaign, will he be honest with you in Congress?
 
Please continue to pray, spread the word, and donate if you can! 
 

Matt Lynch
Republican Candidate for 
Ohio Congressional 14th District
"Faith... Family...Freedom"
440-821-2247


Zechariah 8:16
"Speak the truth to each other, and render true and sound judgment"
 

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 April 2014 08:30
 

FreedomWork's Brandon to Speak at Annual Dinner

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FreedomWork's Adam Brandon to be
Keynote Speaker at PCTEA Annual Dinner

Adam Brandon - FreedomWork's Executive Director

Kent, OH - The Portage County TEA Party announced today that Adam Brandon, Executive Director of FreedomWorks, will be the Keynote Speaker at the groups Annual Fund Raising Dinner which will be held on Friday, December 6, 2013. FreedomWorks is a non-profit organization headquartered in Washington DC that mobilizes grassroots activists nationwide to fight for less government, lower taxes and more freedom. Brandon, a Cleveland native, will be returning home to talk to the Portage County TEA Party members about the changing political environment and how that will impact grass roots efforts in the 2014 and 2016 elections.
 
“I grew up in Northeast Ohio, and I am excited to be back in Ohio.  This will be a great night, but I will have some pressure, because my mom and dad will be in the crowd” Adam Brandon said in a statement. “It has been increasingly clear that it is no longer Republican versus Democrat, but all of America versus Washington. Groups like the Portage County TEA Party are what it’s going to take to get Washington back on track.”
 
Tom Zawistowski, Executive Director of the Portage County TEA Party, said in making the announcement "We are honored to have Adam give our members some insights into the future direction of the TEA Party movement. FreedomWorks has been one of the few organization that have stood strong with local TEA Party groups since our movement started. We all know that 2014 is going to be a very important year at a state and national level. Our members will be anxious to hear how FreedomWorks is looking at 2014 and how that will help direct our efforts locally."
 
The Annual Fund Raising Dinner is designed to raise money for the Portage County TEA Party Political Action Committee so that it can participate freely in the 2014 elections. The event is a private event and is only open to members of the Portage County TEA Party and their guests. Any citizen can join the Portage County TEA Party by signing up on its website at www.PortageCountyTEAParty.com.
 
The TEA Party is not a political party but a grassroots cultural movement.  The movement is educating American citizens about the Constitution and the uniquely American form of self-governance that has made our country so successful.  Through this education, the movement is attempting to re-define what it means to be an American citizen, by encouraging individual to vote, to run for office and to attend government meeting in their area so that they can participate in their self governance.  The acronym TEA stands for Totally Engaged Americans.  
 
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Last Updated on Saturday, 07 December 2013 21:31
 

Zawistowski Calls LaTourette "Carpetbagger"

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PRESS RELEASE
 
Zawistowski calls LaTourette a "carpetbagger"
Points Out Joyce Campaign is funded by Unions
 

Kent, OH - Tom Zawistowski, Executive Director of the Portage County TEA Party, called former RINO Congressman Steve LaTourette a "carpetbagger" in response to a news story from Gongwer news service Thursday. In the story LaTourette admitted that his Union Financed Main Street Partners is funding the Dave Joyce re-election campaign for Congress. He also called challenger Matt Lynch “crazy” and the hundreds of citizens who attended a FreedomWords rally to endorse Matt Lynch "crazy people."

 

Zawistowski responded by saying "The only crazy person in this race is Steve LaTourette. He is totally insane if he thinks that We the People are going to continue to just stand by and allow bought and paid for politicians like himself and Dave Joyce to continue to steal our tax dollars to put in the pockets of his crony capitalist friends and Unions.  LatTourette said in his story that challenger Matt Lynch was crazy for standing in the way of Medicaid Expansion. "The act of being a legislator isn't to say 'no' to everything. That doesn't take much thought - a monkey can do that." Well apparently LaTourette’s skill are not equal those of a monkey because he never saw a spending bill that he didn't like. When he went to Congress in 1995 the national debt was $4.9 trillion, when he left in 2012 it was $16 trillion and now he has bought Dave Joyce to keep the cash flowing to his "clients". No wonder LaTourette said in the story that he just wants the TEA Party to leave him alone. You could never say no Steve but We the People are saying NO to people like you and Dave Joyce. We are saying YES to people like Matt Lynch who will not take the bribe, and can not be bought, and will represent the people instead of your rich friends."

 

Zawistowski continued "The facts are clear, Steve LaTourette, through his Main Street Partnership, has taken $765,000, at least, from unions including the International Union of Operating Engineers and the Laborers' International Union of North America. Nearly Seventy percent of Joyce’s top donors are Unions.  Latourette said " We are grateful to the unions who want to help us do that and to paraphrase Rhett Butler — ‘Frankly, I don’t give a damn’ — about the criticism,” LaTourette told The Hill.  Well Dave Joyce is one of those “center-right” candidates LaTourette is talking about and is being bought to do their liberal bidding. As the New York Times pointed out “Mr. LaTourette’s lobbying practice has already developed a specialty in helping liberal-leaning causes gain the support of centrist Republicans." LaTourette described "his firm’s assignment as finding approximately 20 House Republican votes for his clients, the minimum count needed, along with the Democrats in the House, to get legislation his clients want passed. Mr. LaTourette’s lobbying firm is at times targeting the same lawmakers that the Main Street Partnership’s political- affiliated groups are helping stay in office." Steve LaTourette is and always has been a carpetbagger and no friend of the taxpayer.  We will take great pleasure in seeing him waste his clients millions in losing to a true Republican and Conservative in Matt Lych who does not just say no but says yes to smaller government, less taxes, more individual freedom and liberty and constitutionally limited governance."

  

The TEA Party is not a political party but a grassroots cultural movement.  The movement is educating American citizens about the Constitution and the uniquely American form of self-governance that has made our country so successful.  Through this education, the movement is attempting to re-define what it means to be an American citizen, by encouraging individual to vote, to run for office and to attend government meeting in their area so that they can participate in their self governance.  The acronym TEA stands for Totally Engaged Americans.

 

Top 20 Contributors to Dave Joyce Campaign Committee

 

Rank

Contributor Hires lobbyists? Lobbying firm?* Lobbyist(s) give
to member?
Total Indivs PACs
1 Kennedy Group       $20,400 $20,400 $0
2 Cm Wealth Advisors       $12,900 $12,900 $0
3 Park Ohio Holdings       $12,350 $12,350 $0
4 Invacare Corp     $11,500 $10,000 $1,500
5 Gamekeepers Restaurant       $10,400 $10,400 $0
6 Classic Chevrolet       $10,000 $10,000 $0
6 Every Republican is Crucial PAC       $10,000 $0 $10,000
6 Howard Hanna Real Estate       $10,000 $10,000 $0
6 Operating Engineers Union     $10,000 $0 $10,000
6 Promoting Our Republican Team PAC       $10,000 $0 $10,000
6 Prosperity Action       $10,000 $0 $10,000
6 Republican Main Street Partnership       $10,000 $0 $10,000
6 Stivers for Congress       $10,000 $0 $10,000
6 United Transportation Union     $10,000 $0 $10,000
15 Park-Ohio Industries       $9,800 $9,800 $0
16 Painters & Allied Trades Union     $8,100 $0 $8,100
17 Visconsi Companies       $7,700 $7,700 $0
18 National Beer Wholesalers Assn   $7,500 $0 $7,500
18 Teamsters Union     $7,500 $0 $7,500
20 Independence Excavating       $7,000 $7,000 $0.
*registrants, or active lobbying firm


This table lists the top donors to this candidate in the 2013-2014 election cycle.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 03 April 2014 08:32
 

Linda O'Brien Runs to replace Lynch

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Linda J. O’Brien Announces Candidacy for Ohio House 76th District

 

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Geauga County, OH – Today, Linda J. O’Brien, announced that she has filed the necessary paperwork to be a write-in candidate for the Ohio House District 76 State Representative in the Republican Party Primary on May 6th.  O’Brien will compete against Sarah LaTourette for the seat that will be open now that current Republican Representative Matt Lynch has decided to run for Congress against Dave Joyce. As a write-in candidate, absentee voters will have to fill in the bubble next to "Write-In" and then write "Linda O'Brien" on the line provided. At the polls on Election Day, voters in Geauga County will have to do the same thing being sure to only fill in the bubble next to "Write-In" and write in the name. In Portage County, on the electronic voting machines, voters must choose the box next to "Write-in", than a keyboard will pop up on the screen and they will type in "Linda O'Brien."  Both Boards of Elections have confirmed that misspellings or typos would not be cause for a vote not to be counted.

 

In making her announcement, O’Brien said “I am running for this office to continue the fight for conservative values that Matt Lynch stood firmly against the liberal elements of the Republican Party.   My opponent, Sarah LaTourette stated, in her candidacy announcement, that she is "not her father". However, there is little doubt who is running her campaign and that she will be taking her daddy’s money to carry out his agenda.  Steve LaTourette’s publicly boasts of his goal to “knock the snot out of conservative Republican candidates”.  The fact that Ms. LaTourette filed her paperwork using her daddy’s last name, not her married name, and that her husband is employed by the Ohio Republican Party, is further evidence of her candidacy being nothing but a fraud. Sarah LaTourette is not on the ballot, Steve LaTourette is, because he is going to control every vote she would make and the voters of the 76th District will not be played for fools.”

 

O’Brien continued by stating “Let me make it clear to the voters of District 76, Linda O’Brien is not for sale! When I am in Columbus I will always be the voice of the people of District 76 not the “party elite”.  With my candidacy, voters will have a clear choice, they can vote for Sarah LaTourette, who has already been bought and paid for by special interest groups to control and erode the party, or they can write in the name of Linda O’Brien who will ALWAYS vote for the people of the 76th District.  I am not a politician, I am something Steve or Sarah LaTourette would not recognize, I am a Citizen Representative who's only motivation for running for office is to restore representative governance.”  

 

She finished her statement by saying “I will stand strong for middle class America and against those who are simply hungry for power, whether they masquerade as “Main Street” Republicans or any of the other corrupt affiliations bent on taking down our great Country.  I commit to uphold America’s founding values and to honor those who have sacrificed their lives and limbs on foreign shores to protect our Country.  Today we must fight that battle on our homeland, in our governments, to prevent losing our rights and our representation to money-grubbing politicians and PACSs.”

 

Learn more about Linda at www.lindajobrien.us 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 March 2014 17:28
 

PCTEA Endorses Matt Lynch for Congress

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You can support Matt Lynch by visiting his website at www.LynchforCongress.com. You can support FreedomWorks at http://www.freedomworks.org. To volunteer to contribute your "Sweat Equity" to restore "Representative Governance" by electing Matt Lynch, Linda O'Brien (http://lindajobrien.us), and other candidates contact the Portage County TEA Party at info@PortageCountyTEAParty.com or by calling 330-474-3878.

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, March 20, 2014

 

PORTAGE COUNTY TEA PARTY ENDORSES

MATT LYNCH FOR US CONGRESS

 

Kent, OH - In front of a standing room only crowd at the FreedomWorks for America rally in Bainbridge, OH, the Portage County TEA Party announced today that the organization is endorsing former Ohio House Representative Matt Lynch in the Republican Primary for US Congress in the 14th Congressional District over incumbent Dave Joyce. In a voice vote held during its monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, the group voted by unanimous consent to endorse Lynch and pledged to put its full support toward electing Lynch in the Republican primary on May 6th and then in the general election in November.

 

In making the announcement, Tom Zawistowski, Executive Director of the Portage County TEA Party, said  “We want people in office who will represent the common man and Matt Lynch has proved beyond any doubt that he is that candidate and their worst nightmare.  Matt Lynch stood up for the people in his district by standing up to Governor Kasich over Medicaid Expansion and his ever increasing state budgets. The establishment could not stand to have anyone in office they don’t control, so they went after Matt through their surrogate Steve LaTourette. We fully support Matt’s decision to then go after Steve LaTourette directly by taking on his hand picked successor and the Main Street Partnership which is using Union money to defeat TEA Party Candidates all over the nation and to buy votes in Congress and the Senate.  Matt Lynch’s votes are not for sale and we intend to do everything we can to make him our Congressional representative and defeat the crony capitalists, unions and other special interest that “own” both parties. We will match their dollars with our “Sweat Equity” in an effort to restore representative governance.”

 

The TEA Party is not a political party but a grassroots cultural movement.  The movement is educating American citizens about the Constitution and the uniquely American form of self-governance that has made our country so successful.  Through this education, the movement is attempting to re-define what it means to be an American citizen, by encouraging individual to vote, to run for office and to attend government meeting in their area so that they can participate in their self governance.  The acronym TEA stands for Totally Engaged Americans.

 

 

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Last Updated on Thursday, 03 April 2014 08:30
 

TEA Party = Truth

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Portage County TEA Party

4682 State Route 43 • Kent, Ohio • 44240 • 330-474-3878 • 330-673-4672 (Fax)

 

November 7, 2013

 

Ravenna Record Courier

126 North Chestnut Street

Ravenna, OH  44266

 

Dear Editor,

 

I would like to make your readers aware of a change in our national media narrative. The lies, and the liars, are now being exposed, and the public is learning that the TEA Party speaks the truth.

 

With this letter, I am submitting to this newspaper a letter from State Auditor Dave Yost to the Field School Board. It shows dozens of cases of accounting mistakes and policy violations. While they kept insisting for years that we must pass a new levy, our members asked Treasurer Vokac and the Board honest, pointed, financial questions. We were called liars and worse and our personal integrity was attacked - many times in letters to this newspaper. Now we know the truth, the TEA Party was right to question their financial projections, and Mr. Vokac and the Board members who hired him are gone.

 

Two years ago, as President of the the Ohio Liberty Coalition, I publicly told the IRS that we would not comply with their outrageous demands and their attempts to restrict our first amendment rights.  We were dismissed as conspiracy theorists. The media narrative was that the TEA Party was just a bunch of bigots, racists, homophobes, islamophobes, and Nazi’s, who could not be believed.  That was the lie that was intended to discredit their critics and hide the truth. But we did prove that the Obama administration, by its own admission, used the IRS and other government agencies for political targeting.  Our efforts helped disclose to Americans that their government was reading our emails, tracking our webpage visits, listening to our phone calls and sharing our private information with political groups. The TEA Party took incredible abuse for years, simply because we told the truth, that you did not want to hear. 

 

Finally, over the past six weeks, the President, Senator Reid, and Speaker Pelosi defined the media narrative that the “TEA Party Republicans” and the TEA Party were a bunch of “terrorists”, holding the government “hostage”, “holding a gun to the head of the President”, and we were “extortionist.” They said that we were crazy to shut the government down in an effort to stop Obamcare, when in truth the President and his staff had orchestrated the shutdown months ahead of time for purely political purposes. We were trying to stop this disaster. They repeated the President's lies about Obamacare, that you could keep your doctor, and your plan, and that your costs would go down. We said that Obamacare would raise the cost and reduce the quality of healthcare, that it was not ready, that it should be defunded or at least delayed. Now we all know that Obamacare is a disaster, and all of our concerns are true.

 

It is clear that the media, and many of your readers, have been wrong about the TEA Party from the start. They demonize us because many do not want to face the truth about themselves or our nation.  The truth is that government is not the answer, it is the problem. The truth is that capitalism works and socialism doesn’t. The truth is that good paying jobs are what people want, not handouts. The truth is that individual freedom and liberty, and the opportunity to work hard and get ahead, is what made America great. America is finally beginning to see the Truth and it’s name is the TEA Party - join us.

 

Tom Zawistowski

Executive Director

Portage County TEA Party

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 November 2013 16:17
 

PCTEA PAC Endorsement 2013 Elections

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The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to take part in Government, is to live under the government of worse men. - Plato

Portage County TEA Party PAC

4682 State Route 43 • Kent, Ohio • 44240 • 330-474-3878 • 330-673-4672 (Fax)

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

58.5% of Portage County TEA Party PAC Endorsements Win

 

 

Kent, Ohio -  The Portage County TEA Party PAC announced today, that 58.5% of the endorsements it made in Portage County for the November 5, 2013 election were supported by the voters. The group made 41 endorsements and 24 were approved by the voters of Portage County. Tom Zawistowski, Executive Director of the Portage County TEA Party, said "While our winning percentage was one of the highest since 2010, we are very disappointed in the voter turnout. Four years age, in 2009, when these same offices were up for election, the turnout in Portage County was 41.5% with 45,113 votes cast.  This year only 28.85% voted with 31,333 votes cast.  This is a disturbing trend that threatens our representative form of government. Last year 2.4 million Ohioans who were registered to vote stayed home in an election that was decided by 160,000 votes. Barack Obama won the presidential vote with only 35.4% of registered voters voting for him. The lesson is that if you don't vote, you get the government you deserve. Our group will be working hard to reverse this trend in 2014."
 
Portage County voters agreed with the TEA Party recommendations on five of the seven issues that were endorse. They agreed with the Portage County TEA Party on 6 of the 10 Mayor and City Council races and they agreed with the group's endorsement on 12 of the 18 Township Trustee races.  The only area where the voters and the organization did not agree was on school board candidates where only one of six candidates endorsed by the group was elected. A list of which endorsed candidates/issues won or lost can be found on the groups website at www.PortageCountyTEAParty.com.
 
The TEA Party is not a political party but a grassroots cultural movement.  The movement is educating American citizens about the Constitution and the uniquely American form of self-governance that has made our country so successful.  Through this education, the movement is attempting to re-define what it means to be an American citizen, by encouraging individual to vote, to run for office and to attend government meeting in their area so that they can participate in their self governance.  The acronym TEA stands for Totally Engaged Americans.
 
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Results of Endorsed Races/Issues Nov. 5 Election:

 

* Kent Police Station Issue - Certainly better that the one that was rejected in May since it contains a sunset once the building is paid off. We are neutral - The Voters will Decide if they can afford $18 mil.

 

• Aurora City Additional Tax for Police - Oppose W 
• Edinburg Township Fire Dept. Replacement Levy - Our members support it - 
• Paris Township Operating Levy Increase - Our members support it  W
• Ravenna School Levy Increase - Oppose  W
• Streetsboro School Bond Issue - Oppose L
• Field Local School Levy -  Oppose until a new school board is in place  W
• Brady Lake Village DisIncorporation - L
 
Our endorsed candidates are:
 
Aurora City - Mayor John Monroe OR Tom Plunkett L
Aurora City Council at Large Amy McDougal W
Aurora Ward 3 City Council Reva Barner  NC
Aurora Ward 5 City Council Jim Tasker  L
Garrettsville Village Councilman Becky Harrington Wp
Kent City Council At Large Doria Daniels L
Kent City Council At Large Melissa M. Long W
Kent City Council At Large Roger B. Sidoti  W
Ravenna City Council At Large Katie Hayes L
Streetsboro City Council At Large Jeffrey M. Allen W
Streetsboro City Council At Large Timothy J. Claypoole W 
 
Atwater Township Trustee Lynn R. Whittlesey W
Brimfield TownsElection Resultship Trustee Mike Kostensky W
Brimfield Township Trustee Charles Sprague  Jr. W
Edinburg Township Trustee Diane Hargett  W
Edinburg Township Trustee John L. Hayes W
Mantua Township Trustee Jason Carlton W
Mantua Township Trustee Matt Parsons L
Paris Township Trustee Thomas A. Smith NC
Randolph Township Trustee Gary L. Horning L
Randolph Township Trustee Roger Klodt W
Randolph Township Trustee Susan White W
Rootstown Township Trustee Linda Hankins W
Rootstown Township Trustee David McIntyre W
Shalersville Township Trustee Larry Solak L
Shalersville Township Trustee Nancy J. Vines W
Suffield Township Trustee Tom Calcei W
Suffield Township Trustee Janice Cowan L
Suffield Township Trustee Alesha Wilson L
Windham Township Trustee Jesse W. Wirick L
 
Field Local School District Steve Calcei W 
Field Local School District Carl L. Crawford L
Field Local School District Nick Skeriotis L
Streetsboro City School District Joseph E. Wolfe L
Streetsboro City School District Carmen Lisa Laudato L
Waterloo Local School District Gail Pavliga L

 

Other candidates could not be endorsed either because they did not respond to our survey asking for information about them, or members of our organization had opposing views about them, or we did not think they would be qualified for the position.

 

 

The candidates for the Field Local Board of Education were invited to a forum at Field Middle School on October 16th.  The forum was recorded by me and can be viewed by using the following links.  Five of the six candidates attended.  Three seats are up for election.

Field BOE Candidate Night(1/10), http://youtu.be/cklGC3mEY9s

Field BOE Candidate Night(2/10), http://youtu.be/ojLUFCE4qvk

Field BOE Candidate Night(3/10), http://youtu.be/E4WTET6zqIo

Field BOE Candidate Night(4/10), http://youtu.be/6VfSB2Tjx84

Field BOE Candidate Night(5/10), http://youtu.be/pidVp_daNXI

Field BOE Candidate Night(6/10), http://youtu.be/HdzmZh2lFs8

Field BOE Candidate Night(7/10), http://youtu.be/0IFhz1x0am8

Field BOE Candidate Night(8/10), http://youtu.be/QgugWtcNSZI

Field BOE Candidate Night(9/10), http://youtu.be/Z3jo7IBgQyA

Field BOE Candidate Night(10/10), http://youtu.be/Vgt_yp74d8U

 

 

List of all candidates for all races in Portage County:

 

 

Municipal Court Judge

For Judge of the Municipal Court  Vote for Not More Than 1– Full Term Commencing 01/01/14

Barbara R. Oswick - 295 Tinkers Trail, Aurora 44202 3305628157

 

Ravenna City – Council At Large

Member of Council At Large (2 to be elected) Vote for Not More Than 2 – Full Term Commencing 01/01/14

Fred Berry - 1051 Brittingham Drive, Ravenna 44266,3302981425

Katie Hayes  - 227 North Avenue, Ravenna 44266,3302211327

Amy Michael - 245 Madison Street, Ravenna 44266,3302969694

 

Ravenna City – Ward 1 Councilman

For Member of Council (First Ward) Vote for Not More Than 1 – Full Term Commencing 01/01/14

Steven R. Bailey 841 Mechanic Avenue, Ravenna 44266,3302965219

Sharon Spencer 131 N. Scranton Street, Ravenna 44266,3302967565

 

Ravenna City – Ward 2 Councilman

For Member of Council (Second Ward)  Vote for Not More Than 1 – Full Term Commencing 01/01/14

Frank Seman 357 N. Freedom Street, Ravenna 44266,3302969222

 

Kent City – Mayor

For Mayor - Vote for Not More Than 1 – Full Term Commencing 01/01/14

Jerry Fiala  - 614 Pioneer Street, Kent 44240,3306788638

 

Kent City – Council At Large

For Council At Large (3 to be elected) Vote for Not More Than 3 – Full Term Commencing 01/01/14

Doria Daniels - 1200 Cedar Street, Kent 44240,3306735156

Michael A. DeLeone - 530 Fairchild Avenue, Kent 44240 (Dem),3306780032

Melissa M. Long - 978 Cottage Gate, Kent 44240 (Dem),3306773275

Roger B. Sidoti - 1257 Elno Avenue, Kent 44240 (Dem),3306783381

 

Aurora City - Mayor

 For Mayor  Vote for Not More Than 1– Full Term Commencing 01/01/14

Mark J. Demyan - 357 Chatham Drive, Aurora 44202,2165627167

Delbert D. Dunbar - 43 Greenbriar Drive, Aurora 44202,3305626781

John J. Kudley, Jr. - 520 West Pioneer Trail, Aurora 44202,3305629430

John Monroe - 224 Hurd Road, Aurora 44202,2165626251

Tom Plunkett - 225 Chadwick Drive, Aurora 44202,3305620969

Ann Womer Benjamin - 362 Eldridge Road, Aurora 44202, none listed

 

Aurora City – Council At Large

For Member of Council At Large  Vote for Not More Than 1 – Full Term Commencing 01/01/14

Joseph Kastelic - 730 Eggleston Road, Aurora 44202,3305626417
Amy McDougal - 240 Ironwood Circle, Aurora 44202,none listed

Lynn McGill - 950 Old Barn Road, Aurora 44202,3305623445

Scott Wolf -156 Eldridge Road, Aurora 44202,3305627346

Aurora City – Ward 1 Councilman

For Member of Council (First Ward)  Vote for Not More Than 1 – Full Term Commencing 01/01/14

Richard Duncan - 1100 East Boulevard, Aurora 44202,3309955377

James L. Vaca - 1101 Moneta Avenue, Aurora 44202,3305626679

 

Aurora City – Ward 3 Councilman

For Member of Council (Third Ward)  Vote for Not More Than 1 – Full Term Commencing 01/01/14

Reva Barner - 560 Oakmont Lane, Aurora 44202,3309954812

 

Aurora City – Ward 5 Councilman

For Member of Council (Five Ward)  Vote for Not More Than 1 – Full Term Commencing 01/01/14

Kathleen Grandillo - 705 Cross Creek Oval, Aurora 44202,3305627852

Jim Tasker - 180-23 Hawthorne Drive, Aurora 44202, none listed

 

Streetsboro City – Council At Large

For Council At Large (3 to be elected) Vote for Not More Than 3 

Jeffrey M. Allen - 8221 State Route 14, Streetsboro 44241,3306262255

Timothy J. Claypoole - 10231 Gloucester Road, Streetsboro 44241,3306539483

Sandy Smith Fischer  (Withdrew on 9/28/13)

Brett M. McClafferty - 8261 Diagonal Road, Streetsboro 44241,3304220970

Stephen Michniak - 2410 Frost Road, Streetsboro 44241,3306264553

 

Brady Lake Village – Councilman

For Member of Council (4 to be elected) Vote for Not More Than 4

Jim Adolph - 6324 West Shore Drive, Kent 44240, (330) 678-8503

Ruth A. Carlson - 6530 South Pleasant Avenue, Kent, 44240,none listed

Dean L. Correll - 6290 Woodland Avenue, Ravenna 44266,3306770753

Kevin B. McElroy - 2224 Leonard Street, Ravenna 44266,3306732497

 

Garrettsville Village – Mayor

For Mayor (Unexpired Term Ending December 31, 2015) Vote for Not More Than 1

Rick Patrick - 8174 South Park, Garrettsville 44231,3305272682

 

Garrettsville Village – Councilman

For Member of Council (4 to be elected) Vote for Not More Than 4

Teri Eiermann -8232 Park Avenue, Garrettsville 44231,none listed

Steve Hadzinsky - 8205 Clover Lane, Garrettsville 44231,3305274905

Tom Hardesty - 8460 Garfield Drive, Garrettsville 44231,3305274623

Becky Harrington - 8540 River View Drive, Garrettsville 44231,none listed

Charles C. Klamer - 8127 Garfield Drive, Garrettsville 44231,3305275729

Kristen Kline Morris -8021 Zupancic Drive, Garrettsville 44231,none listed

 

Garrettsville Village – Board of Public Affairs

For Member of Board of Trustees of Public Affairs Vote for Not More Than 1

Stephanie Byrne - 10748 Liberty Street, Garrettsville 44231,

 

Hiram Village – Councilman

For Member of Council (4 to be elected) Vote for Not More Than 4

Robert E. Dempsey - 6778 Wakefield Road, Hiram 44234, 3305697270

David C. Smith - 6770 Wakefield Road, Hiram 44234,  (330) 569-7664

Christopher Cobb (Write-in) - 6760 Hinsdale Street, Hiram 44234, none listed

 

Mantua Village – Councilman

For Member of Council (4 to be elected) Vote for Not More Than 4

John A. Clark - 10928 N. Main Street, Mantua 44255, 3302748448

Martin S. Hura - 4737 E. High Street, Mantua 44255, 3302748737
Ben Prescott - 4437 W. Prospect Street, Mantua 44255, 3302745242

Giles E. Seith - 10729 Oak Street, Mantua 44255, 3302748894

 

Sugar Bush Knolls Village – Councilman

For Member of Council (4 to be elected) Vote for Not More Than 4

John M. Guidubaldi - 1327 Sheppard Drive, Kent 44240, 3306264542

Elizabeth M. Hartley - 1114 Pin Oak Drive, Kent 44240, none listed

Nancy K. Stillwagon - 1465 Lake Roger Drive, Kent 44240, none listed

 

Windham Village – Councilman

For Member of Council (4 to be elected) Vote for Not More Than 4

Rachel W. Barrett - 9852 Green Drive, Windham 44288, 3303263906

Scott Garrett - 9519 Bauer Avenue, Windham 44288, 3303263319

Linda Rininger - 9929 Green Drive, Windham 44288, 3303262700

 

Atwater Township – Trustee

For Township Trustee (2 to be elected) Vote for Not More Than 2

Peggy E. Bainey - 869 Stroup Road, Atwater 44201, (330) 947-3170

James Conley - 6297 Ash Street, Atwater 44201, 3302571540

John B. Kovacich - 5818 Laubert Road, Atwater 44201, 3309473434

Lynn R. Whittlesey - 6610 Waterloo Road, Atwater 44201, 3309472187

 

Atwater Township – Fiscal Officer

For Township Fiscal Officer (Unexpired Term Ending: March 31, 2016) Vote for Not More Than 1

Shawn Renee Miller - 1746 Porter Road, Atwater 44201, 3309350222

 

Brimfield Township – Trustee

For Township Trustee (2 to be elected) Vote for Not More Than 2

Mike Kostensky - 815 Sandy Lake Road, Kent 44240, 3306775327

Gary Rodd - 3626 Ranfield Road, Kent 44240, 3306739915

Charles Sprague, Jr. - 4245 Chapman Drive, Kent 44240, 3306738480

 

Charlestown Township – Trustee

For Township Trustee (2 to be elected) Vote for Not More Than 2

James E. Eskridge - 7912 Newton Falls Road, Ravenna 44266, 3302975008

Tim Patrick -6161 Knapp Road, Ravenna 44266, 3302965833

 

Deerfield Township – Trustee

For Township Trustee (2 to be elected) Vote for Not More Than 2

Ed Dean  - 103 Johnson Road, North Benton 44449, 3305846891

Randy Wilburn - 718 Watson Road, Deerfield 44411, 3305842518

 

Edinburg Township – Trustee

For Township Trustee (2 to be elected) Vote for Not More Than 2

Diane Hargett - 7978 Giddings Road, Rootstown 44272, (330) 947-2929

Austin Jon Barber - 7027 Tallmadge Road, Rootstown 44272, 3303257919

Ralph S. Coss - 7311 Tallmadge Road, Rootstown 44272. (330) 654-9232

John L. Hayes - 3621 State Route 14, Rootstown 44272, none listed

Thomas M. Repcik - 5756 Tallmadge Road, Rootstown 44272, 3303259998

 

Franklin Township – Trustee

For Township Trustee (2 to be elected) Vote for Not More Than 2

Mark A. Beckwith - 5780 Horning Road, Kent 44240, 3306781268

Keith Benjamin - 6206 Sixth Avenue, Kent 44240, (330) 678-7822

Andrew Lucas - 5805 Horning Road, Kent 44240, 3306781446

 

Freedom Township – Trustee

For Township Trustee (2 to be elected) Vote for Not More Than 2

Bill Bennett - 8466 Freedom Road, Windham 44288, 3305270094

Jeff Derthick - 6470 Streeter Road, Mantua 44255, 3309318227

Roy E. Martin - 5934 1⁄2 Streeter Road, Mantua 44255, none listed

Tom Mesaros -9436 State Route 88, Windham 44288, 3305270725

John C. Zizka - 9177 Asbury Road, Mantua 44255, 3305274094

 

Hiram Township – Trustee

For Township Trustee (2 to be elected) Vote for Not More Than 2

Steven F. Pancost - 6652 Allyn Road, Hiram 44234, 3305693115

Kathleen Schulda - 11275 Rolling Meadows, Garrettsville 44231, 3305272804

 

Mantua Township – Trustee

For Township Trustee (2 to be elected) Vote for Not More Than 2

Jason Carlton - 3742 Pioneer Trail, Mantua 44255, none listed

Victor W. Grimm - 4574 Harner Road, Mantua 44255, 2165626998

Matt Parsons - 4215 Wayne Road, Mantua 44255, 4407810056

Dawn Pechman - 3218 State Route 82 #233, Mantua 44255, 3309954651

Carole A. Pollard - 5359 Allyn Road, Mantua 44255, 3305628389

 

Nelson Township – Trustee

For Township Trustee (2 to be elected) Vote for Not More Than 2

Michael G. Elias - 9625 Knowlton Road, Garrettsville 44231, 3305277141

Joe Leonard - 12103 State Route 88, Garrettsville 44231, 3308344343

James M. Turos - 11900 Prentiss Road, Garrettsville 44231, 3305274253

 

Palmyra Township – Trustee

For Township Trustee (2 to be elected) Vote for Not More Than 2

James H. Deffenbaugh - 9011 Yale Road, Deerfield 44411, 3306542279

Henry Michael - 4263 McClintocksburg Road, Diamond 44412

Michael J. Muldowney - 4053 Jones Road, Diamond 44412, none listed

 

Paris Township – Trustee

For Township Trustee (2 to be elected) Vote for Not More Than 2

Thomas A. Smith - 5975 McClintocksburg Road, Ravenna 44266, 3303582168

Dorene M. Spicer - 6180 State Route 225, Ravenna 44266, 3303582308

 

Randolph Township – Trustee

For Township Trustee (2 to be elected) Vote for Not More Than 2

Gary L. Horning - 189 New Milford Road, Atwater 44201, (330) 935-0293

Roger Klodt - 4816 Alexander Road, Randolph 44265, (330) 325-9419

Susan White - 1786 Stepping Stone Trail, Atwater 44201, 3303887339

 

Ravenna Township – Trustee

For Township Trustee (2 to be elected) Vote for Not More Than 2

Patsy Artz - 6638 Peck Road, Ravenna 44266, 3302966878

Vince Coia -3960 Summit Road, Ravenna 44266, 3302965280

 

Rootstown Township – Trustee

For Township Trustee (2 to be elected) Vote for Not More Than 2

Summer Carpenter - 3690 State Route 44, Rootstown 44272, 3303259767

Misty Dulaney - 4788 Front Street, Ravenna 44266, 3303257883

Linda Hankins - 3053 Jay Street, Ravenna 44266, none listed

Brett A. Housley - 3398 Stoney Creek Circle, Ravenna 44266, 3303259343

David McIntyre - 4231 Clover Drive, Ravenna 44266, 3302961575

 

Shalersville Township – Trustee

For Township Trustee (2 to be elected) Vote for Not More Than 2

Frank R. Ruehr, Jr. - 9275 Coit Road, Ravenna 44266, 3304220845

Larry Solak - 9971 Diagonal Road, Mantua 44255, 3302748240

Nancy J. Vines - 4934 State Route 303, Ravenna 44266, 3302964244

 

Suffield Township – Trustee

For Township Trustee (2 to be elected) Vote for Not More Than 2

Tom Calcei - 1715 Meander Way, Mogadore 44260, 3306282467

Janice Cowan - 1383 Martin Road, Mogadore 44260, 3306282313

James A. Demboski - 2023 Palm Road, Mogadore 44260, 3306283695

David T. Vartenuk - 736 Etter Road, Mogadore 44260, 3306283497

Alesha Wilson - 1460 Congress Lake Road, Mogadore 44260, none listed

 

Windham Township – Trustee

For Township Trustee (2 to be elected) Vote for Not More Than 2

Richard Gano - 9448 Parkman Road, Windham 44288, 3303263264

Dann Timmons - 8893 State Route 82, Garrettsville 44231, 3305272468

Jesse W. Wirick - 9658 Windham Parkman Road, Windham 44288, 3303263180

 

Portage County Educational Service Center

For Member of Governing Board of Educational Service Center (3 to be elected) Vote for Not More Than 3

Thomas M. Biltz - 4504 New Milford Road, Rootstown 44272, 3303252670

Freida J. Boland - 4494 New Milford Road, Rootstown 44272, 3303251728

Jack W. Schaeffer -  5462 Gilbert Road, Ravenna 44266, 3303587600

 

Aurora City School District

For Member of Board of Education (3 to be elected) Vote for Not More Than 3

Gerald Kohanski - 151 Ben Shaw Road, Aurora 44202, 3303486890

Beverly B. Kuch  - 495 Walnut Ridge Trail, Aurora 44202, 3305629784

Pam Mehallis - 509-4 Deer Run, Aurora 44202, (330) 562-3564

 

Crestwood Local School District

For Member of Board of Education (2 to be elected) Vote for Not More Than 2

David A. Becker - 12068 Abbott Road, Hiram 44234, 3302740328

Norman Erickson - 10784 Park Street, Mantua 44255, (330) 274-3565

Todd Monroe - 8196 Peck Road, Ravenna 44266, 3302962900

 

Field Local School District

For Member of Board of Education (3 to be elected) Vote for Not More Than 3

Steve Calcei - 2150 May Road, Mogadore 44260, 3306285683

Carl L. Crawford - 3771 Willow Brook Drive, Ravenna 44266, 3306785123

Jennifer L. Pohlod - 4817 Almond Way, Ravenna 44266, 3306760122

Randy M. Porter - 4170 Pembroke Drive, Kent 44240, 3309684349

Nick Skeriotis - 967 Tershell Trail, Mogadore 44260, 3306284849

Allyson Westover - 2146 Lynn Road, Kent 44240, 3306770264

 

James A. Garfield Local School District

For Member of Board of Education (2 to be elected) Vote for Not More Than 2

Patricia A. Brett - 7212 State Route 303, Windham 44288, 

Guy V. Pietra - 8219 Clover Lane, Garrettsville 44231

 

Kent City School District

For Member of Board of Education (3 to be elected) Vote for Not More Than 3

Brian K. Boykin - 217 Highland Avenue, Kent 44240, (330) 673-5927

Marlene R. Dorsey - 467 Overlook Drive, Kent 44240, 3306771654

Ryan Ferrara - 731 Dominion Drive, Kent 44240, 3306732860

 

Mogadore Local School District – Summit County Most Populous

For Member of Board of Education (3 to be elected) Vote for Not More Than 3

Traci A. Oliver - 145 North Cleveland Avenue, Mogadore 44260, none listed

Rodger M. Sansom - 56 Joel Drive, Mogadore 44260, (330) 628-5655

Christopher G. Williams - 4016 Highland Drive, Mogadore 44260, 3306281852

 

Ravenna School District

For Member of Board of Education (3 to be elected) Vote for Not More Than 3

Deborah Davison - 1145 Woodbend Drive, Ravenna 44266, 3302966706

Judy Paydock - 1003 Brittingham Drive, Ravenna 44266, 3302971595

Joan Seman - 357 N. Freedom Street, Ravenna 44266, 3302969222

Mike Tontimonia - 3613 Longfield Road, Ravenna 44266, 3302964869

 

Rootstown Local School District

For Member of Board of Education (3 to be elected) Vote for Not More Than 3

Jay Kelsey - 4584 Cobblestone Trail, Ravenna 44266, 3303250310

Stephanie Langguth - 2589 Sandy Lake Road, Ravenna 44266, 3302965538

Tom Siciliano - 3762 New Milford Road, Rootstown 44272, 3303252176

 

Southeast Local School District

For Member of Board of Education (2 to be elected) Vote for Not More Than 2

David Kemble - 5610 State Route 225, Ravenna 44266, 3303582691

Lori Loudin-Smith - 10142 Scotts Corners Road, Diamond 44412, 3306549699

Rob White - 9015 Newton Falls Road, Ravenna 44266, 3302962725

 

Streetsboro City School District

For Member of Board of Education (2 to be elected) Vote for Not More Than 2

Denise Baba - 10045 Brushwood Drive, Streetsboro 44241, 3306539360

Andrew Lesak - 756 Holborn Road, Streetsboro 44241, 3303420119

Joseph E. Wolfe - 8279 Ferguson Road, Streetsboro 44241, 3304220306

 

Streetsboro City School District

For Member of Board of Education (Unexpired Term Ending: December 31, 2015) Vote for Not More Than 1

Carmen Lisa Laudato - 10113 Westridge Lane, Streetsboro 44241, none listed

Brian Violi - 9464 Cherokee Trail, Streetsboro 44241, 3306262618

 

Waterloo Local School District

For Member of Board of Education (2 to be elected) Vote for Not More Than 2

Gail Pavliga - 1965 New Milford Road, Atwater 44201, 3303253408

Brian Pusateri - 3555 Randolph Road, Mogadore 44260, 3303252524

Dianne M. Whittlesey - 2710 Industry Road, Atwater 44201, 3309470110

 

Windham Exempted Village School District

For Member of Board of Education (3 to be elected) Vote for Not More Than 3

Danny Burns - 9418 Bryant Road, Windham 44288, 3303263038

Elaine Grant  - 9807 Belden Drive, Windham 44288, 3302353014

Dawn D. Kilgore - 9479 Geneva Drive, Windham 44288, 3303262917

 

 

OFFICIAL ISSUES SYNOPSIS – PORTAGE COUNTY GENERAL ELECTION – November 5, 2013

  1. Portage County Board of Developmental Disabilities Renewal Tax Levy – 2 Mills Programs & Services
    Five years, commencing in 2014

  2. Portage County Board of Developmental Disabilities Renewal Tax Levy – 0.9 Mill Programs & Services
    Ten years, commencing in 2014

  3. Portage County Mental Health & Recovery Board Renewal Tax Levy – 1 Mill Programs & Services
    Ten years, commencing in 2014

  4. Kent City
    Income Tax Increase of 0.25%
    Design, Construction, Capital Improvements & Equipping of Police Facility, Etc. Commencing in 2014, expiring in 2038

  5. Local Option Election – Kent City Ward 5 Precinct A Particular Premise
    Mabam Enterprises, Inc. dba Buffalo Wild Wings Sunday sale of spirituous liquor

  6. AuroraCity
    Zoning Map Amendment
    0.67 acres to be revised from C-1 to R-2

  7. AuroraCity
    Additional Tax Levy – 1.2 Mills Police Protection Five years, commencing in 2013

  8. Local Option Election – Streetsboro City Ward 1 Precinct A Particular Premise Z Entertainment, LLC dba Stringz & Wingz Sunday sale of spirituous liquor

  9. Atwater Township
    Renewal Tax Levy – 2.9 Mills Fire Protection Five years, commencing in 2014

  10. BradyLakeVillage
    Disincorporation of Village Proposed by Initiative Petition

  11. BradyLakeVillage
    Renewal Tax Levy – 2.2 Mills Fire Protection Five years, commencing in 2013

  12. CharlestownTownship
    Renewal Tax Levy – 1.5 Mills
    Fire Protection, Ambulance and Emergency Medical Services Five years, commencing in 2014

  13. EdinburgTownship
    Replacement Tax Levy – 2 Mills
    Fire Protection, Ambulance and Emergency Medical Services Five years, commencing in 2014

  14. FranklinTownship
    Renewal Tax Levy – 2 Mills
    Road and Bridge Construction and Repair Five years, commencing in 2013

  1. Mantua-ShalersvilleFireDistrict
    Renewal Tax Levy – 2.99 Mills
    Ambulance and Emergency Medical Services Five years, commencing in 2014

  2. SummitCo.Overlap(MogadoreVillage)CharterAmendment–ResolutionNo.2013-47 Mayoral Appointment of Clerk-Treasurer

  3. SummitCo.Overlap(MogadoreVillage)
    Charter Amendment – Resolution No. 2013-48 Assignment of Clerk-Treasurer Duties During Absence

  4. PalmyraTownshipRenewalTaxLevy–1Mill
    Fire Protection, Ambulance and Emergency Medical Services Five years, commencing in 2014

  5. ParisTownship
    Renewal Tax Levy – 2 Mills
    Road and Bridge Construction and Repair Five years, commencing in 2014

  6. ParisTownship
    Additional Tax Levy – 1 Mill Current Expenses
    Five years, commencing in 2013

  7. RavennaCitySchoolDistrict
    Additional Tax Levy – 4.9 Mills
    3 Mills Current Expenses, 1.9 Mills General, On-Going Permanent Improvements Continuing period of time

  8. StreetsboroCitySchoolDistrictBondIssue–4.56Mills
    Buildings & Facilities 36 years
    Additional Tax Levy – 0.5 Mill General Permanent Improvements Continuing period of time

  9. FieldLocalSchoolDistrict
    Additional Tax Levy – 5.5 Mills
    4 Mills Current Expenses, 1.5 Mills General, On-Going Permanent Improvements Three Years, commencing in 2013

  10. JamesA.GarfieldLocalSchoolDistrictRenewalTaxLevy–5.51MillsEmergency Requirements

    Five years, commencing in 2014

  11. SummitCo.Overlap(Mog.Vil.&SuffieldA/2)MogadoreLocalSchoolDistrict Additional Tax Levy – 5.9 Mills
    Current Expenses
    Continuing period of time

  12. SummitCo.Overlap(BrimfieldE/2)TallmadgeCitySchoolDistrictRenewalTaxLevy– 7.55 Mills Emergency Requirements
    Ten years, commencing in 2014

  13. MahoningCo.Overlap(DeerfieldB/2)WestBranchLocalSchoolDistrictSchoolDistrict Income Tax of 0.75% Current Expenses
    Continuing period of time

  14. WindhamExemptedVillageSchoolDistrictRenewalTaxLevy–3.95Mills Emergency Requirements
    Five years, commencing in 2014 

Last Updated on Sunday, 10 November 2013 17:19
 

FIELD TREASURE'S REPORT RAISES LEVY CONCERNS

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PRESS RELEASE

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Saturday, November 2, 2013

 

 

 

FIELD SCHOOL DISTRICT TREASURER’S REPORT

RAISES SERIOUS LEVY QUESTIONS

 

 

Kent, Ohio -  The Portage County TEA Party announced today that the most recent Treasure's Report filed with the State of Ohio for the Field School District, which was filed on October 31, 2013 by new Treasure Todd Carpenter, indicates that the District may have as much as a $550,000 budget surplus as opposed to the $250,000 budget deficit projected by former Treasurer James Vokac. (Available at http://fyf.oecn.k12.oh.us/genForecast.asp?IRN=49197&Format=HTML) This new revelation of an $800,000 mistake in projections raises serious questions about the need for the levy being voted on by the public in Tuesday's election.  Tom Zawistowski, Executive Directors of the Portage County TEA Party said, “This is just another example of the gross mismanagement by the majority members of the previous board who hired Vokac and did not have any idea of what was going on in the district.  It is time for the voters in the Field School system to put our children first, put the past behind us, and elect a new school board that does not include any of the previous board members who lost the trust of the community years ago. It is clear by this treasure's report that no one in Field should vote for the levy on Tuesday because it is based on bad financial data. Instead of a cash balance of $13,000 the district actually has a cash balance of over $1,000,000. So, do we really need to increase taxes, particularly on senior citizens, with a new levy right now? I don't think we can know the answer until we elect a new board."

 

Zawistowski concluded by saying "We strongly suggest that the Suffield and Brimfield voters elect qualified business professionals like Steve Calcie, Carl Crawford and Nick Skeriotis who can read a balance sheet and make good decisions with our tax dollars.  We are confident that these three individual, combined with the two remaining Board members, will have the full confidence of the community and will restore the integrity of the Field School system. They will not only bring solid fiscal management to the district, they will provide the students of the district with the educational opportunities that they deserve and that are available in other school districts in the area. As an organization we are excited about this opportunity to make Field one of the top school districts in area and the voters can take the first step toward that future by voting down this levy and electing a new school board on Tuesday."

 

The TEA Party is not a political party but a grassroots cultural movement.  The movement is educating American citizens about the Constitution and the uniquely American form of self-governance that has made our country so successful.  Through this education, the movement is attempting to re-define what it means to be an American citizen, by encouraging individual to vote, to run for office and to attend government meeting in their area so that they can participate in their self governance.  The acronym TEA stands for Totally Engaged Americans.

 

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Last Updated on Sunday, 03 November 2013 08:33
 

PCTEA Names New Officers

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PCTEA Announces New Officers
Raises Money for PAC
Kent, OH - The Portage County TEA Party announced today that it had elected it's new officers for 2014 and raised over $5,000 for it's Political Action Committee (PAC) to be used in next year's elections. A overflow crowd attended the Annual Fund Raising dinner at Maplewood Career Center in Ravenna Friday night at which Adam Brandon, Executive Director of FreedomWorks, was the Keynote Speaker.
 
John Zastawnik of Suffield Township was named the new President of the organization, replacing Amanda Suffecool who has served for two years.  Zastawnik has previously served as Treasurer for the past two years.  Anne Kaczmarek of Aurora was named 1st Vice President, after two years serving as Secretary. She replaces Lauri Wischt who had served during 2012 and 2013.  Bob Longshore of Ravenna was named to the new position of 2nd Vice President. Longshore had previously served as President of the organization in 2010.  Nancy Grant of Edinburg Township was elected Secretary and Carl Crawford of Brimfield was elected as the new Treasurer.
 
The TEA Party is not a political party but a grassroots cultural movement.  The movement is educating American citizens about the Constitution and the uniquely American form of self-governance that has made our country so successful.  Through this education, the movement is attempting to re-define what it means to be an American citizen, by encouraging individual to vote, to run for office and to attend government meeting in their area so that they can participate in their self governance.  The acronym TEA stands for Totally Engaged Americans.  
 
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