Cuyahoga Falls Mayor Don L. Robart may face a challenger in the November general election, according to information released Wednesday, June 12, by the Summit County Board of Elections. The filing deadline was 4 p.m.
Don Walters, Ward 6 representative and president of City Council, is running on the Democratic ticket. No other candidates filed for the Sept. 10 primary, so there will be no primary in the mayor’s race.
In Ward 3, there will be two primaries. Republican incumbent Vic Pallotta, recently selected by his party to replace Ken Barnhart who resigned, may face Arden Barnhart, Ken’s wife, in September. Arden Barnhart had initially been the Republican Central Committee’s pick for her husband’s seat, but when the Democrats learned the vote was done by secret ballot and threatened to challenge it, the committee voted again with a different result.
Running in the Democratic primary in Ward 3 are Michael Michelli and Mike Penta.
Others who filed to run and may see their names on the ballot Nov. 5 are:
• Council-At-Large (vote for no more than two), Michelle Baker (D), Jeff Iula (R-incumbent) and Carol Ann Klinger (R-incumbent).
• Ward 1 Council, Lynne Weihe (R), Vince Rubino (D-incumbent).
• Ward 2 Council, Mary Ellen Pyke (R-incumbent).
• Ward 4 Council, Mary F. Nichols-Rhodes (D) and Robert Weinhardt (R).
• Ward 5 Council, Paul Colavecchio (D-incumbent) and Denise Ahern (R).
• Ward 6 Council, Gary DeRemer (D) and Richard L. Prunty (R).
• Ward 7 Council, Jerry James (D-incumbent) and Greg Roush (R).
• Ward 8 Council, Terry Mader (R-incumbent).
All petitions must be certified by the Summit County Board of Elections before the names can be placed on either the primary or general ballot.