The Lucas County Democratic Party has begun endorsing candidates in 2017. Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson, incumbents Dr. Cecelia Adams and Larry Sykes, as well as challengers Kurt Young, Gary Johnson, Nick Komives, and Sam Melden all received the unanimous endorsement of the screening committee and the Executive Committee to form our slate in Toledo.
Judicial candidates were screened and endorsed as well:
Judge Michelle Wagner endorsed to retain her seat.
Dale Emch endorsed in his run for Judge Christiansen's seat.
Joseph Howe endorsed for the seat Judge C. Allen McConnell is leaving due to reaching mandatory retirement.
Clint Wasserman for the open seat on Oregon Municipal Court.
Michael Bonfiglio endorsed in his run for the open seat on Sylvania Municipal Court.
Judge Gary Byers endorsed to retain his seat on Maumee Municipal Court.
“These candidates are people we have confidence in, who have taken part in helping elect other Democrats to office, who know how to get their message out to people living in Lucas County while supporting others on the slate, and who know what it means to be elected and to be honorable representatives.” Chairman Hughes said, “You are going to see campaigns working together this year in a way you haven’t seen before. Our candidates will make the case as Democrats, and will fight for every vote.”
For TPS School Board, the Lucas County Democratic Party endorsed Ruth Leonard, Polly Taylor-Gerken, and Bob Vasquez.
For WLS School Board Eric Kiser and Mark Hughes were endorsed.
2016 WINNING CANDIDATES
U.S. Representative (OH-9) - Marcy Kaptur
Sixth District Court of Appeals - Judge Mark Pietrykowski
Lucas County Common Pleas Court - Judge Dean Mandros
Commissioner - Tina Skeldon Wozniak
Commissioner - Pete Gerken
Clerk of Courts - Bernie Quilter
Coroner - James Patrick
Engineer - Keith Earley
Prosecutor - Julia Bates
Recorder - Philip Copeland
Sheriff - John Tharp
Treasurer - Wade Kapszukiewicz
State Representative (44) - Michael Ashford
State Representative (45) - Teresa Fedor
State Representative (46) - Michael Sheehy
Lucas County Common Pleas Court Judge - Lindsay Navarre