Feb 1, 2011

OH: Independent Movement Gaining Steam at Local Level?

Two stories out of Salem Ohio appear to indicate that a local independent movement is gaining steam.  From Salem News:

SALEM - Republican Mayor Jerry Wolford switched to being an Independent candidate for mayor for the second time in his long political career. On Tuesday, after Councilman at-large John Berlin announced he would challenge Wolford in the Republican primary on May 3, Wolford said, "I feel strongly that all the candidates should have the right to let all the voters decide who they want for their mayor. "Therefore I have decided that I will be running as an Independent candidate in November."
And from Vindy news:
Three more Republican candidates have announced they will run for Salem City Council. has announced he will run for the 2nd-Ward seat, and Rick Drummond has said he will run for the 3rd Ward. Cynthia Baronzzi Dickey has announced she will run for the 4th-Ward seat. Bob Thomas David Nestic, the incumbent councilman from the 1st Ward, filed as an independent candidate and will not be opposed, said Dave Johnson, Columbiana County Republican Party chairman.

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