Only two candidates filed for Toledo City Council…a council with three vacancies. The two candidates that filed and will likely be seated after the election are Jacqueline Kauffman, a former Toledo businesswoman, and incumbent Jill Lyon. However, councilor Nancy Lynne and recently appointed councilor Larry Davis announced they’re not interested in spending their Wednesday nights (and a lot of other nights during the month) as city councilors. Davis said Wednesday night that he’s grateful for the time he’s been allowed to serve and for all that he learned, which he called “a lot,” while serving on the council. Incumbent Mayor Ralph Grutzmacher has filed for election and is unopposed.
That leaves one city council seat up for grabs by whichever write-in candidate musters enough votes. In the event of a tie among write in candidates, the council, according to Clerk-Recorder Nancy Bryant, must choose a method of breaking the tie by submitting the two candidates to something akin to a flip of a coin or the drawing of straws. Any write in candidate must have been a resident of Toledo for a full year and be a registered voter.