Getting to Know Toledo’s Mayoral Candidates


The BIG election is right around the corner! There are quite a few mayoral candidates; do you know who you will be voting for? Perhaps you still have some questions you would like answered?

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I had the opportunity to ask the candidates questions, questions on a more personal level, not political. You might just be surprised to find out what you have in common with some of the candidates! Here are their answers!

MayorBell

Mike Bell

Website: http://www.friendsofmikebell.com/

Q: What is one of your favorite Toledo restaurants?

A: Toledo has so many great locally owned restaurants. It’s hard to choose just one. The number one kitchen to eat out of is Mamma Ora’s – she knows how to hook me up with her sweet potatoes.

Q: We realize your free time is limited, with what little free time you may have, how do you enjoy spending it?

A: I love riding my motorcycle. I enjoy taking my bicycle on long rides through Side Cut Park and the University Trails.

Q: What is your favorite Fall/Autumn activity in Toledo?

A: UT Rocket Football. #GoRockets

Q: What is your favorite book? (Childhood or adult)

A: A Hole in My Head: A Life Revealed—The Story of Vertus Hardiman. Very powerful story.    

Q: What do you love most about Toledo?

A: The realness of the people. Everyone is like family.

To get to know more about Mike CLICK HERE

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Sandy Drabik Collins

Website http://sandycares4toledo.com/

Q: What is one of you favorite Toledo restaurants?

A: Toledo has so many hidden gems and I love trying new local places. When I am downtown, my favorite place to eat is Pam’s Corner. I like to take out-of-town visitors there. And when it comes to South Toledo, my favorite restaurants are El Tipico and Burger Bar 419.

Q: We realize free time is limited, with what little free time you may have, how do you enjoy spending it?

A: I like to spend free time just talking with friends and family. And I like to spend some free time alone reading, doing family genealogical research, and watching a little TV. I especially enjoy researching my Polish roots and Mike’s Irish roots, with the assistance of the Toledo Polish Genealogical Society, which is a lovely community organization in Toledo.

Q: What is your favorite Fall/Autumn activity in Toledo?

A: My favorite fall activities are attending UT Rockets football games and getting the garden ready for winter. I am very excited that the football season has started and I hope that the campaign will not keep me away from too many games.

Q: What is your favorite book (Childhood or adult)

A: My favorite childhood book is The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The story is set in India and England and the themes are positive thinking and common sense.

Q: What do you love most about Toledo?

A: There are a lot of things to love about Toledo, but most of all I love the people. They are so caring, and not afraid to show it. I love the diversity within our community: variety of cultures, views, and opinions is what makes this city unique. And then, when Toledo faces a crisis, everyone comes together to show how much love for this city and its people is in their hearts.

To get to know more about Sandy CLICK HERE

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Mike Ferner

Website: http://www.mikeferner.com/

Q: What is one of your favorite Toledo restaurants?

A: La Chalupa on N. Summit St. and Manhattan’s on Adams

Q: We realize your free time is limited, with what little free time you may have, how do you enjoy spending it?

A: Gardening for about another 2 weeks, reading, cleaning cat litter boxes, watching Brit murder mysteries

Q: What is your favorite Fall/Autumn activity in Toledo?

A: Smelling neighbors’ wood stoves smoking

Q: What is your favorite book? (Childhood or adult)

A: Too many to say

Q: What do you love most about Toledo?

A: Affordability and the people

To learn more about Mike CLICK HERE

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Carty Finkbeiner https://www.facebook.com/Cartygetsthejobdone?fref=ts

Website: http://www.cartygetsthejobdone.com

Q: What is one of your favorite Toledo restaurants?

A: It is hard for me to choose just one, you might get me in trouble on this, my favorites are Blarneys, Zias, Real Seafood, Mancy’s, but if there has to be just one I’ll say Beirut

Q: We realize your free time is limited, with what little free time you may have, how do you enjoy spending it?

A: I love to exercise, spend time with my Grandkids, and I love sports so sporting events

Q: What is your favorite Fall/Autumn activity in Toledo?

A: I love being outdoors in the fall, attending festivals, and football games especially

Q: What is your favorite book? (Childhood or adult)

A: A purpose Driven Life, Authored by Rick Warren

Q: What do you love most about Toledo?

A: Everything but negative thoughts

To get to know more about Carty CLICK HERE

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Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson

Website: http://www.hickshudson4toledo.com/

Q: What is one of your favorite Toledo restaurants?

A: Michael’s on Monroe for breakfast

Q: We realize your free time is limited, with what little free time you may have, how do you enjoy spending it?

A: I love to swim

Q: What is your favorite Fall/Autumn activity in Toledo?

A: Football games with elementary kids playing

Q: What is your favorite book? (Childhood or adult)

A: Coming of Age in Mississippi

Q: What do you love most about Toledo?

A: I love the diversity of the people and the neighborhoods and being on the North Coast.

To learn more about Mayor Hicks-Hudson CLICK HERE

 

I found at least one, if not more, things in common with each of the candidates. I had no idea the Mayor likes to swim, that is awesome, we love swimming too! Sandy Drabik Collins had me at The Secret Garden, I absolutely adore that book! In fact, I just introduced my daughters to the book, it is my hope that it becomes one of their favorites too. And Mike Ferner mentioned Brit Murder Mysteries, don’t even get me started! I am such a HUGE fan of Midsomer Murders (My husband makes fun of me for binge watching it on Netflix)…and Carty Finkbeiner has me craving Beirut. I am right there cheering with you Mike Bell, #GoRockets! Woot! Woot! I love the diversity but there is one thing ALL the candidates clearly have in common, their love for Toledo & the people of Toledo. Each has put so much time, energy, effort, etc. into their campaign and each is clearly passionate about our great city. I wish each of you the very best and keep up the great work!

What is your favorite Toledo restaurant? What is your favorites fall/autumn activity? What do you love about Toledo? Please share in a comment below.

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IMPORTANT DATES FOR VOTERS:

Deadline for voter registration for Nov. 3 general election is October 5, 2015

Applications for absentee ballots to be mailed for Nov. 3 general elections must be received by boards of elections by noon (3 days before general election) October 31, 2015

Toledo Mayoral Election – Nov. 3, 2015

 

VOTING AT THE POLLS ON ELECTION DAY:

Poll Hours: 6:30 AM-7:30 PM

On Election Day, you must cast your ballot in your precinct at your designated polling place between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. If you do not know where your designated precinct or polling place is located click here  to search for your polling place online.

Bring appropriate identification with you to the polls

◾ Ohio law requires that every voter, upon appearing at the polling place to vote on Election Day, to announce his or her full name and current address and provide proof of the voter’s identity.

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