Citizens For A Better Norwood

Friday, February 23, 2007

Introducing…this year’s candidates for city offices

One Republican primary, some running unopposed

(D) Tom Williams
(R) Al Boehm

President of Council: (R) Jane Grote

Law Director: (R) Ted Kiser

Republican Primary for Auditor:
Donnie Jones
Tom Brown

Ward 1:
(D) Keith Moore
(R) James Stith

Ward 2:
(R) Steve Thornbury

Ward 3:
(D) Chuck Barlow

Ward 4:
(D) John Mumper
(R) Todd Tittle

Council-at-Large Democrats:
Joseph S. Geers, Joe Sanker, Peter Tepe

Council-at-Large Republicans:
Mike Gabbard, Victor Schneider, Cassandra Brown

2/25/07, 10:15 p.m., UPDATE: In response to our inquiry about the unfilled Democratic candidate slots above, Councilperson Keith Moore, also Co-Chair of the Norwood Democratic Club, had this to say, “We should not be surprised if there are more candidates by the May independent filing deadline.” He indicated things are still in flux and more candidates are likely to come forward.

2/23/07, 1:15 p.m., UPDATE: We just received word from the Republican camp that their intended candidate for council for Ward 3, Sean Mangialardo, missed yesterday’s filing deadline, in large part, because he was on the receiving end of a clerical mishap with the Board of Elections. Having been given outdated petition forms, Mr. Mangialardo's petitions were rejected when he submitted them 3 days in advance of the deadline. Needless to say, this created a crisis, and replacement signatures were not gathered in time. The good news? It’s expected that Mr. Mangialardo will file in time to become an independent candidate for Ward 3 with the full support of the Republicans.

While we do not know if the intended Democratic candidate for Ward 2 met a similar fate or not, we were told by the Board of Elections this morning that a female Democrat attempted to file but did so after the 4:00 p.m. deadline.