Portage Black County Caucus endorses candidates, issues

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The Portage County Black Caucus has issued its endorsements for candidates and issues on the Nov. 5 ballot.

In Ravenna, Fred Berry and Amy Michael are endorsed for City Council at-large; Sharon Spencer, Ward 1; Frank Seman, Ward 2.

Deborah Davison and Joan Seman are endorsed for Ravenna Board of Education.

In Kent, Mayor Jerry Fiala is endorsed for re-election, and Doria Daniels and Roger Sidoti are endorsed for City Council at-large.

Brian Boykin and Marlene Dorsey are endorsed for Kent Board of Education.

In Ravenna Township, Patsy Artz and Vince Coia are endorsed for township trustee.

Misty Dulaney is endorsed for Rootstown Township trustee.

Judge Barbara Oswick is endorsed for Portage County Municipal Court judge.

The Caucus also endorses the following issues: Portage County Board of Developmental Disabilities, 2-mill renewal tax levy; Kent city income tax, 0.25 percent increase; Ravenna, Streetsboro and Windham school levies.

The endorsements were announced by W. Frank Hairston, Portage County Black Caucus president.

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  • Wow sebringtwo - get your facts straight!  Your opinions are not the facts.

  • These endorsements by Frank are wrong and shows that his selections are ill-advised based on his past endorsements.

    Two years ago, he endorsed Bica for mayor of ravenna.........what has changed or improved in Ravenna............nothing.

    Ward 1........Sharon has had her turn.................what has she done on her own or with council........nothing.............need a change.

    Council at Large..............Fred and Amy.............Amy brings up different things............gets nothing done except photo-op. Bica does not he even do photo ops now, all those trips to china paid off on city time.      Fred.....just continues to do business out of his house...brings up nothing ...........and keeps trolling.

    Ravenna School levy............... lets vote for an increase in taxes so that we can give the school more money to waste. Teachers need a pay raise right. With increase medicial costs under obamcare......we need more taxes right..................WRONG.   Better yet........since Walmart saves you $$$.......when you go to Walmart again..........give the cashier an extra $ 2.00 for the comapny.....they do a good job........RIGHT.........NO............WRONG.

    THE RIGHT ENDORSEMENT........is Hayes............a newbee and want-a-bee. She needs to be given a chance,.the only problem she has is Bica in her back pocket of her jeans....Like Conway Twitty sings.......tight fitting jeans.............she has no room for Bica.....if elected.....she needs to dump him quick.  We need 2 new faces at council-at-large..........to bad their was not another person on the ballot.

    1st ward.......Baily..........give him another chance...........compare his record to Sharon....................same results...............maybe he can work better with Hayes than Amy.

    Finally.........if Amy or Fred  are not a winner in the election.......do not worry, you can run against Jack in Ward 3 in 2 years................WOW.

    NOW.......YOU HAVE COMMON SENSE ENDORSEMENTS FOR A BETTER RAVENNA.