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City of Norwood Election preview

William DeLuca, Timothy Molony and Victor Schneider eye mayor’s seat

By Mo juenger and Ryan Kambich | Staff Writers

Photo courtesy of Facebook City councilman William DeLuca is running as an independent for mayor.

Election Day 2019 is next Tuesday, Nov. 5. For members of the Xavier community registered to vote in Norwood, there are a number of important local races taking place. The entirety of Norwood’s City Council is up for election this cycle, as well as the city’s auditor and director of law.

Below is the Newswire’s preview of the three candidates running for mayor of Norwood, presented in alphabetical order. Visit us online for a complete list of Norwood races.

Xavier University’s polling place is Gallagher Student Center.

William E. DeLuca

Independent:

William E. DeLuca was a Norwood City Council member for three full terms until resigning during his fourth term in 2006. While on council, he focused on economic development and implemented Norwood’s Semi-Annual Street Sale. His platform emphasizes a focus on park revitalization, combatting economic corruption and money mismanagement in local government, protecting police and firefighting jobs, housing redevelopment and supporting local businesses.

Timothy W. Molony 

Democrat:

Timothy W. Molony has been the Norwood treasurer since 1998. His mayoral platform focuses on responsive and inclusive government, with a plan to create a “Pothole Hotline” that citizens can call to report minor road issues and a large-scale plan to assess and fix Norwood’s damaged roads. He plans to improve parks through the implementation of cost-sharing systems and the reestablishment of a “youth-centered recreation commission.” He wants to schedule maintenance for Norwood’s Police Department, Fire Department, Public Works facility, Senior/Community Center and Health Department. He plans to promote property tax incentives, property rehabilitation and the federal Opportunity Zone programs.

Victor Schneider

Republican:

Victor Schneider has been certified as a firefighter and police officer. He has worked at Towne Properties for the last 15 years. He has named his overarching mayoral plan the “HOME Plan,” an acronym for a “Healthy community that is Outstanding, Managed and Engaged.” He plans to promote city health initiatives, use of park facilities and club sports leagues. He aims to implement a “Good to Great” program to improve Norwood’s current assets, such as the Norwood Lateral and Gateway entrances. He plans to improve zoning without impeding improvements.

Mayor (1 elected; 4-year term)

William E. DeLuca – Independent:

William E. DeLuca was a Norwood City Council member for three full terms until resigning during his fourth term in 2006. While on council, he focused on economic development and implemented Norwood’s Semi-Annual Street Sale. His platform emphasizes a focus on park revitalization, combatting economic corruption and money mismanagement in local government, protecting police and firefighting jobs, housing redevelopment and supporting local businesses.

Photo courtesy of Facebook Norwood treasurer Timothy Molony is running as a Democrat for mayor.

Timothy W. Molony – Democrat:

Timothy W. Molony has been the Norwood treasurer since 1998. His mayoral platform focuses on responsive and inclusive government, with a plan to create a “Pothole Hotline” which citizens can call to report minor road issues and a large-scale plan to assess and fix Norwood’s damaged roads. He plans to improve parks through the implementation of cost-sharing systems and the reestablishment of a “youth-centered recreation commission.” He wants to schedule maintenance for Norwood’s Police Department, Fire Department, Public Works facility, Senior/Community Center and Health Department. He plans to promote property tax incentives, property rehabilitation and the federal Opportunity Zone programs.

Photo courtesy of Facebook Norwood resident Victor Schneider is running as a Republican for mayor.

Victor Schneider – Republican:

Victor Schneider has been certified as a firefighter and police officer. He has worked at Towne Properties for the last 15 years. He has named his overarching mayoral plan the “HOME Plan,” an acronym for a Healthy Community that is Outstanding, Managed and Engaged. He plans to promote city health initiatives, use of park facilities and club sports leagues. He aims to implement a “Good to Great” program to improve Norwood’s current assets, such as the Norwood Lateral and Gateway entrances. He plans to improve zoning without impeding desirable improvements.

President of Council (one elected to a four-year term)

Ken Miracle – Republican

Jason Provins – Democrat

Members of Council At Large (three elected to a two-year terms, representing the city as a whole)

Danielle E. Black – Democrat

James Bonsall – Democrat

J.R. Breadon – Republican

Michael Gabbard – Independent

Matthew Geraci – Republican

Liam Shanahan – Democrat

Auditor (one elected to a four-year term)

Melissa K. Rankin – Democrat

Jim Stith – Republican

Director of Law (one elected to a four-year term)

Keith D. Moore – Democrat

Maria Williams – Republican

Member of Council – 1st Ward (one elected to a two-year term)

Chris Kelsch – Republican

Leslie Stevenson – Democrat

Member of Council – 2nd Ward (one elected to a two-year term)

Eric S. DiNardo – Republican

Marilyn Hanrahan – Democrat

Timothy Joseph Scheidler – Independent

Member of Council – 3rd Ward (one elected to a two-year term)

Ryan Hart – Republican

Eric Thompson – Democrat

Member of Council – 4th Ward (one elected to a two-year term)

John Breadon – Republican

Amy Wolfinbarger – Democrat