Gears turning as candidacy deadline nears

The election season is approaching quickly.

Are you interested in running for office for the village of Wellington, the board of education, or a local township?

A mayoral race will top the Wellington ballot in November. So far, councilman Hans Schneider and Main Street Wellington board chair Patti Young have pulled petitions to seek election.

There are also three open village council seats. No one to date has pulled petitions or filed to run in that race.

Anyone interested in running for office village council or mayor has to collect a minimum of 25 registered voter signatures and no more than 75.

A trustee seat and fiscal officer position will be up for grabs in Wellington Township.

Leroy Brasee has pulled for township trustee and Patricia Lazar and Virginia Haynes have pulled for the township’s fiscal officer.

To be eligible to sit on village council or a township board, candidates must live within the village or township for a year, be registered voters, and pay a $30 filing fee.

The Wellington board of education has two seats open. Daniel Rosecrans is the only person who has filed to seek election.

Anyone running has to live within in the school district, collect a minimum of 25 valid signatures but no more than 75, and pay a $30 filing fee.

The deadline to file for any race is 4 p.m. on Aug. 5.

Valerie Urbanik can be reached at 440-647-3171 or on Twitter @ValUrbanik.