FINAL RESULTS: Kent Election Results May 2013

Voters approve school levy by an 800-vote margin.

Voters in the Kent City Schools district on Tuesday approved a 8.9-mill new continuing levy.

The continuing operating levy, called Issue 8 on the ballot, will raise $4.25 million annually for the school district and cost the owner of a house valued at $100,000 about $272 per year.

Also, Kent voters who declare themselves Democrats chose three candidates to represent their party in the November general election for three council at-large seats: Michael A. DeLeone, Melissa M. Long and Roger B. Sidoti.

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For Against Issue 8: Kent City School District 8.9-mill new continuing levy 2,201 1,407


Kent City Council At-Large Seat 

Number of Votes 

(Top 3 advance to general election) 

Michael A. DeLeone 915 Melissa M. Long 740 Roger B. Sidoti 1,121 Robin G. Turner 698

*Results are according to unofficial numbers from the Portage County Board of Elections.

Tom Simpson May 09, 2013 at 03:17 PM
Equally sad is the number of unopposed positions. Mayor Fiala is great, but no one else wants to be Mayor?
The Omnipotent Sponge - Soak it up! May 09, 2013 at 03:46 PM
What is the Mayor's actual role? With a city manager at the helm isn't the mayor just for show? If so, I could see it being a less than desirable position.
Tom Simpson May 09, 2013 at 04:31 PM
It is a seat on Council, the tie-breaker, spokesperson and Council hires the City Manager. OK, it is a shame that any council seat be uncontested.
The Omnipotent Sponge - Soak it up! May 09, 2013 at 04:37 PM
Well, yes, I agree. At least he has some say.
Stressed May 13, 2013 at 06:54 PM
Hey! All that new business in Kent and we the property owners have to make up for all the over generous abatements that our politicians gave to those developers. What about increasing the state sales tax a small percentage and distributing those funds according to the number of pupils in each school district, that I think would be more fair and lessen the burden on property owners. Education is the responsibility of everyone. Stressed


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