Where to find information for Heights area election races

An especially interesting election season is coming up in Cleveland Heights and University Heights. All of the local races will be contested.

Races include:

·  Cleveland Heights City Council: Four seats with three incumbents up for reelection.

·  University Heights City Council: Three seats, two incumbents up for reelection.

·  University Heights Mayor: With longtime Mayor Beryl Rothschild stepping down, this race is complicated by a city charter reform issue that could change the character of the mayor’s job.

·  Cleveland Heights–University Heights Board of Education: Three seats, two incumbents up for reelection.

Learn about the candidates with:

·  The League of Women Voters’ Voters Guide, produced by the Heights Chapter of LWV Cuyahoga Area, to be posted by late September at www.LWVCuyahogaArea.org.

·  Candidates Night, Thursday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Cleveland Heights Community Center presented by the Heights League chapter and FutureHeights.

·  Heights Observer: The October print issue will profile every candidate. Online, at www.heightsobserver.org, these profiles will also provide in-depth answers to all of the questions asked by FutureHeights, as well as links to other information sources that have prepared candidate profiles or questionnaires.

·  Online Heights Observatory Forum: Post your questions at www.heightsobserver.org/deck and candidates will respond online.

Maryann Barnes is cochair of the Heights Chapter of the League of Women Voters Cuyahoga Area.

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Volume 2, Issue 9, Posted 10:43 PM, 08.24.2009