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A tale of tax levies and tea parties and how each fared in Ohio on Tuesday
Highlights of Tuesday's election throughout Northeast Ohio
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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M.L. Schultze
 
Voters -- roughly 25-30 percent of them -- did a lot of deciding on Tuesday, where they faced hundreds of races and issues.
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Tuesday’s election was the most off-year of off-year elections. No statewide issues or races, no national coattails for anyone to ride. But for those looking for hints of trends in election results, WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports that this election had a few.

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Northeast Ohio voters were relatively kind to tax issues, even some long-suffering ones like the Canton Local bond issue, which had failed by a few dozen votes each of the last three elections.

Tuesday, it passed by 100.

Voters gave the OK to an additional levy for Medina schools – just six months after the school board pulled a planned levy off the primary ballot because of roaring controversy over its superintendent’s contract.

They were less forgiving up the road. Strongsville is still recovering from an eight-week teacher strike, and voters trounced that levy.

But across the board, voters said yes to renewals and even increases in levies for parks, zoos, health services and ports in Cuyahoga, Summit and Stark counties. 

When it comes to candidates, most incumbents won, led by Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, who easily won a third term. The big exception was Republican Don Robart, the seven-term mayor of Cuyahoga Falls. Robart lost to Don Walters in a race that painted Robart as a tea partier. And the two Portage  County school board candidates who painted themselves as tea partiers also lost.

 

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The Westlake levy failed.


Posted by: Schultze (Wksu) on November 6, 2013 4:11AM
Did Westlakes school levy pass?


Posted by: mary (westlake, oh) on November 6, 2013 3:11AM
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