Summit County’s Davidson, Stiegelmeier announce re-election campaigns |

Summit County’s Davidson, Stiegelmeier announce re-election campaigns

(From left to right): Summit County Commissioners Thomas Davidson and Karn Stiegelmeier both announced their intentions to seek a third and final term in the elected position on the steps of the County Courthouse on the afternoon of Monday, Feb. 8, 2016.
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County commissioners announce re-election bids

Two of Summit County’s three commissioners, Karn Stiegelmeier and Thomas Davidson, announced their re-election bids on the steps of the County Courthouse yesterday afternoon, Monday, Feb. 8.

Stiegelmeier and Davidson — both Democrats approaching the close of their respective second terms and eight years in the elected position — co-announced their intentions to run for a third and final term, as both will be term-limited if they separately again win office. Dan Gibbs, the other county commissioner and also a Democrat, was re-elected to his second four-year term in November 2014.

“It was natural to do this together,” said Davidson. “It demonstrates the collaboration of our partnership and of working well together.”

At the brief public ceremony, Stiegelmeier spoke of her passions for county government remaining the same, facing down budget challenges and maintaining the quality of life to which residents of the growing community have become accustomed. She highlighted her and the other commissioners’ work on preserving the region’s natural resources through such actions as open-space purchases and both completed and upcoming water restoration projects.

“I look forward to continuing to work with our team,” she said.

Davidson, meanwhile, spoke of his efforts in the realm of health and human services and in protecting the county’s natural environment. He emphasized his role over the past seven years (going on eight) in programs to aid people’s ability to live here, including affordable workforce housing projects, reducing the cost of health care and in instituting local early-childhood care.

It is unknown at this time if the two are running unopposed for their positions with a May deadline approaching to be included on the November ballot.


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