All city candidates invited to speak at annual Bay Dems corn roast
The Bay Village Democratic Club has invited all candidates for mayor and city council to speak at the annual Democratic Club Corn Roast on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 6 p.m., at the Bay Lodge.
The corn roast will be the first public event following the primary election on Tuesday, Sept 12.
In Bay primaries, the top two finishers will face off in November. Because only two candidates filed in certain contests, they automatically advance to the November election.
In Ward 1, Thomas Kelly will face Councilman David Tadych in November. In Ward 2, Dave Barker and Lydia DeGeorge will be on the general election ballot. In Ward 3, the top two winners of the primary between Sara Byrnes Maier, Cheryll McCarty and Michael Smith will be opponents in November. In Ward 4, the top two among a primary between Alex Dade, Rick Timm, Jennifer Kratus Wamelink and Peter Winzig will be on the Nov. 7 ballot. For council-at-large, incumbent Nancy Stainbrook is challenged by William Selong. At-large Councilman Marty Mace is in the middle of a term so his seat is not on the ballot this year. Council President Dwight Clark has no opponent. For mayor, incumbent Paul Koomar will face Karen Lieske, who is currently Ward 3 councilwoman.
The roast will feature corn-on-the-cob, hot dogs and soft drinks provided by the Bay Dems. Members will bring desserts or a side dish to share. Several years ago, Bay Dems changed the club bylaws to allow speakers from all political organizations to speak about nonpartisan elections.
Comunications committee chair, Bay Dems