Bell and Collins on their way to winning mayoral primary
Wed, 11 Sep 2013 04:25:14 GMT —
Incumbent mayor Mike Bell and city councilman D. Michael Collins have claimed the top two spots in the Toledo mayoral primary.
A total of eight candidates ran for mayor. In ads run by Mayor Bell, his campaign touted his victories in office including lowering the crime rate 24 percent over 2012, balancing the budget, and attracting foreign investment.
However, opponents like city councilman D. Michael Collins slam the mayor for closing the Northwest district police station on Sylvania Avenue. The mayor has also received criticism from mayoral candidate Anita Lopez over his trips to Germany and China, with the Lucas County Auditor explaining there are more important issues in Toledo to focus on.
Mayor Bell in an interview at Mulvaney's Bunker, he explained he knows some of his decisions in office weren't popular with a lot of citizens, but the city is stable.
Bell and Collins will face off in the November general election.