Streetsboro -- One incumbent and three challengers are competing for three Streetsboro City Council at-large.
Candidates include incumbent Council President Tim Claypoole and challengers Jeffrey Allen, Brett McClafferty and Steve Michniak.
Incumbents Chuck Kocisko and Julie Sanders are not seeking re-election. The terms are for four years and would begin in early December.
All candidates were asked: What is the city's biggest need and how can it be addressed?
Claypoole: "Streetsboro needs members of Council who will cooperate together to provide careful oversight of the city's finances while allowing the city to provide good services for police, fire, roads, etc. As lead treasury analyst for a Fortune 500 company, I have demonstrated the ability to work to achieve common goals."
Allen: "The most important priority is economic development and keeping taxes low for our residents. Every day, we compete with surrounding communities for additional revenue. Those funds could allow us to deal with flooding, the expansion of our water system, road maintenance, increased recreational opportunities and work to better educational prospects."
McClafferty: "The city's greatest immediate need is to have a city and school district that can work together to insure that we are able to overhaul our school facilities in a logistically sound and economically smart way. The state is pledging a ton of money; we need to seize the opportunity."
Michniak: "The city's top need is maintaining its quality infrastructure and continuing to ensure those quality services to the residents. Maintaining a strong infrastructure and working together to increase our efforts to create an environment that attracts more investment, business and jobs to our city is a priority."
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