Candidates

lorsonJohn Lorson, Orrville City Council, Ward 2
lorson@uakron.edu

After graduating from the University of Akron in 1987, John returned to Orrville where he spent 15-years with the City of Orrville, most of which were spent at City Hall helping citizens with zoning, planning and construction issues. In January of 2006, John accepted the position of Admissions Counselor and Coordinator of Student Activities at Wayne College. He specializes in assisting adult and non-traditional students.

In addition to his duties at the college, John is also a writer, humorist and local entertainer. His humor column “Send Help” has appeared weekly in local newspapers-accompanied by his wife Kristin’s illustrations-for over 10 years. His book “Send Help-Delights, Dilemmas and Delusions of a Modern Midwestern Man” (also illustrated by Kristin) was published in 1999.

An avid bicyclist and racer for over 20 years, John is the President of the Orrville Cycling Club, and can frequently be seen rolling down the roads of Wayne and Holmes Counties with his friends and family.

Bill Bostancic, Wooster City Council, At-Large

 

wardenJennifer Warden, Wooster City Council, Ward 2
330-749-9177
ward2warden@gmail.com
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Jennifer Warden is running for City Council because she takes pride in her home town and wants to be an advocate for the families of Ward 2. She feels that Wooster is experiencing a unique period of economic growth and revitalization, while at the same time facing growing addiction and poverty rates.

We live in a town that boasts beautiful neighborhoods and top-notch businesses. However, we also have some issues with neglected pets and properties, poor street lighting, and unsafe roadways. In addition, as we face potential cuts in federal funding for programs vital to our community’s wellness such as OneEighty and Medicaid, the need for Ward 2 to have a clear and driven voice representing us is greater now than it has been in recent history.

Jennifer is prepared to be that voice and she would be honored to have your support.

churpekJoseph Churpek, Wooster City Council, Ward 4
Cell: (330) 439-9738
joe4ward2017@gmail.com
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Joe Churpek has made serving others his life’s mission. His business, Analytical Ones, has helped hundreds of non-profit organizations across the country raise money more effectively and expand their mission. His past clients have ranged from top national brands such as American Red Cross and United Way to local food banks and animal welfare organizations.

The proud son of a Timken steelworker, he obtained a Master’s Degree in Sociology from Northern Arizona University. He believes Wooster is the ideal small-city in Ohio and is proud to call it home with his wife Chelsea and their 2-year old daughter.

Current Elected Officials

Mark CavinMark Cavin, Wooster City Council, Ward 1
cavin@sssnet.com

 

 

 

 

Jon UlbrightJon Ulbright, Wooster City Council, At-Large
cathijon@sssnet.com
330-262-7488

“I will continue to ask the ‘tough’ questions on a number of issues to insure that ALL interests are represented and ‘open’ government is maintained. Whether the issue is retaining jobs or attracting new ones, finding alternative sources of revenue, strengthening our police and fire protection, improving our streets and sidewalks, or enforcing high levels of property maintenance, the spirit of ‘open’ government must be maintained. Though the process is oftentimes slow and challenging, it is always rewarding.”

 

Janice GallagherJanice Gallagher, Wooster City School Board
drjanicegallagher@gmail.com
330-264-6668

Janice has been an active member of the Wooster community since 1973. She is experienced in educational leadership and management. Janice is committed to preparing young citizens for a smarter tomorrow by focusing on science, technology, engineering and math.

 

 

corfmanRich Corfman, Orrville City Council, Ward 1
rc27bike@zoominternet.net

 

 

 

lorsonJohn Lorson, Orrville City Council, Ward 2
lorson@uakron.edu

After graduating from the University of Akron in 1987, John returned to Orrville where he spent 15-years with the City of Orrville, most of which were spent at City Hall helping citizens with zoning, planning and construction issues. In January of 2006, John accepted the position of Admissions Counselor and Coordinator of Student Activities at Wayne College. He specializes in assisting adult and non-traditional students.

In addition to his duties at the college, John is also a writer, humorist and local entertainer. His humor column “Send Help” has appeared weekly in local newspapers-accompanied by his wife Kristin’s illustrations-for over 10 years. His book “Send Help-Delights, Dilemmas and Delusions of a Modern Midwestern Man” (also illustrated by Kristin) was published in 1999.

An avid bicyclist and racer for over 20 years, John is the President of the Orrville Cycling Club, and can frequently be seen rolling down the roads of Wayne and Holmes Counties with his friends and family.

Rodney Mackey, President, Apple Creek Council

  • Over 40 years of various management positions with Seaman Corporation.
  • Apple Creek Village Council President.
  • Member of Apple Creek Civic Improvement Corporation.
  • Apple Creek & East Union Township Joint Economic Service District (JEDD I )
  • Apple Creek & East Union Township Joint Economic Service District (JEDD II )
  • Member of Apple Creek Historical Society
  • Boy Scouts of America, serving 20 years as an adult leader , at the Troop, District, Council and National Events.
  • Memberships in the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Rail to Trails Conservancy, and the Wilmont Wilderness Center.

Travis WilsonTravis Wilson, Orrville City Council, Ward 4
travisnwilson@gmail.com

Wilson believes Orrville needs a variety of amenities that will give residents something to do right in town, which will keep money in the city rather than having people take it outside of town.

“A lot of people don’t move around a lot,” says Wilson. “They want something they can do within 10 minutes of where they live.

“We need to support the growth of our school system, because we need that to stay healthy. We need to keep up the status of education for our kids.”

LesleeMarshallLesLee Marshall, Marshallville Village Council
leslee.marshall@yahoo.com
330-322-0755

After graduating from Malone University with a bachelor’s of arts degree in journalism and public relations, Leslee Marshall made her way to Wayne County to work for Certified Angus Beef LLC. Currently, she holds the marketing coordinator position, and since her start in 2006, she has loved working with retail and restaurant accounts.

Leslee serves as a Marshallville council member and has since the first of 2015. Her council duties include her board membership to the East Wayne Fire District – a position she takes pride in holding for over a year.

Leslee, thanks to her very smart, democratic teacher-parents, has grown up with compassion and empathy instilled in her heart.

millhoanCarol White Millhoan, Wayne County Municipal Court Judge
330-287-5673
cmillhoan@gmail.com

Judge Millhoan, the first woman elected judge in Wayne County, has served the community as a Wayne County Municipal Court Judge since January 2006. She was re-elected to a second six-year term in November 2011. Prior, she served as Clerk of Courts for nine years.

 
Thomas A. Teodosio, 9th District Court of Appeals
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(330) 643-2250

Judge Thomas A. Teodosio was elected to the 9th District Court of Appeals in November of 2016, and began his term in February of 2017. The Court of Appeals has jurisdiction over Lorain, Medina, Summit and Wayne Counties.

Judge Teodosio was elected to the Common Pleas Court in 2006 and reelected in 2012. Prior to his service on the bench, Judge Teodosio served for 6 years as a Summit County Councilman. Judge Teodosio has 33 years of legal experience and has presided over serious felony and civil trials. He was Summit County’s Democrat of the year in 2015. Judge Teodosio is married to Summit County Juvenile Court Judge Linda Tucci Teodosio. Their son Christopher is an attorney at the law firm of Brouse McDowell in Akron and they remember their late daughter Andrea through the Andrea Rose Teodosio Foundation.
William O'NeillWilliam O’Neill, Ohio Supreme Court Justice
judgeoneill@gmail.com
440-897-1286
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Judge O’Neill served ten years on the 11th District Court of Appeals from 1997 to 2007. He is a graduate of Ohio University, Cleveland Marshall College of Law and Huron School of Nursing. Before being elected and re-elected to the Court of Appeals he was an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Ohio from 1984 to 1996. Judge O’Neill is also a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army and was awarded the Bronze Star for his service in Vietnam.

 

Sherrod BrownSherrod Brown, U.S. Senate
senator_brown@brown.senate.gov
888-896-446
Senate Website

Senator Sherrod Brown is fighting every day in every way to create jobs in Ohio and strengthen our middle class by stopping jobs from leaving Ohio and rebuilding our manufacturing sector. He stood proudly with Ohio’s teachers, police officers, firefighters and other public workers and fought to defeat Senate Bill 5, championed the auto rescue, opposed unfair trade agreements that hurt Ohio workers and authored a bill to stand up for Ohio manufacturing by cracking down on China’s illegal currency manipulation which costs Ohio jobs. There’s no one fighting harder for Ohio’s middle class than Senator Sherrod Brown.