TALLMADGE — While it appears there will be no change in the members of the Tallmadge Board of Education, November’s election could bring some new faces to City Council.

Filing for three seats on the school board were incumbents Mark W. Fairhurst, Rick Kellar and Chris E. Tywon. The three met the Aug. 9 filing deadline and if their petitions are certified by the Summit Board of Elections, they will be on the Nov. 7 general election. The board of elections is scheduled to certify petitions on Aug. 18.

Also up for election in November are three at-large City Council seats currently held by Council President James M. Donovan, Kimberly F. Ray and John D. Rensel. Their terms end Dec. 31, 2017.

Six candidates met the June 14 filing deadline and had their petitions certified earlier this summer, including incumbents Donovan, a Democrat, and Rensel, a Republican. Ray did not file to seek re-election after seven years on Council. Also filing were two other Democrats — Michael Carano and Chuck Victor. Former City Council member William C. Laymon has filed to run as a Republican and Dennis Loughry, who retired as the city’s economic development manager earlier this year, has filed to run as an Independent.

Ward 4 Representative Carol Kilway had filed to run for an at-large seat, but her petitions for candidacy were determined to be short the necessary signatures by the board of elections.

Kilway’s ward term extends through 2019 and she says she intends to run for re-election. 

The terms for the at-large seats begin Jan. 1, 2018 and run for four years.

Reporter Ellin Walsh contributed to this report.

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