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CUYAHOGA FALLS -- While voters will likely see the names of nine of the 10 members of City Council whose terms expire this year on the Sept. 12 primary ballot, there is one name they will not see.
Councilman Vince Rubino told the Falls News-Press on May 2 he is not seeking re-election. Rubino, a Democrat, has been a Ward 1 Coucilman since March 2008.
Rubino was appointed by his party to fulfill the unexpired term of Debbie Ritzinger who moved to an at-large Council seat vacated by Tim Gorbach, who joined the Summit County Board of Elections. Gorbach has since left that board.
"I am grateful that I've been able to serve all this time," Rubino said. "It's been a great opportunity -- growing up here and going to school here."
Rubino said the timing was right. "I feel it's time for me to go on to other things," he said, "and find other ways to help the community." Rubino said he will turn 66 on May 19.
Ten of the 11 members of Council are up for re-election, and all have either pulled petitions or said they intend to run. At Large Councilman Paul Colavecchio (D) has two more years in his term.