Four incumbents are seeking re-election to their at-large positions on the Toledo city council. Rob Ludeman was the top vote getter in the September 10th primary and Steve Steel finished 5th. Democrats Adam Martinez and Shaun Enright finished 7th and 8th respectively. A total of twelve candidates are vying for 6 spots. Independent Sandy Spang who finished third in the primary is seeking elected office for the first time. "As a small business owner my story is the story of the power of small business to transform a neighborhood," Ms. Spang said. Spang owns the Plate 21 cafe in South Toledo, which employs more than a dozen employees.
Theresa Gabriel is running as an independent. She finished in 6th place in the primary, garnering 1,186 votes more than Martinez.Gabriel says she will focus on matters related to the elderly if she wins a city council seat next Tuesday. "My passion is assisting seniors and developing municipal programs that will be more accessible to seniors," Ms. Gabriel said.
Adam Martinez says after his 7th place showing he has ramped up his fundraising and spent more time going door-to-door talking with residents about his performance on the city council the last 4 years. "I've been very active in trying to support small and medium-sized businesses and finding creative solutions to funding," Mr. Martinez said.