Thursday, November 20, 2008
DISCUSSION: ISSUE #15 - CITY OF MASSILLON - DO THE RESULTS PRESAGE A CATAZARO-PERRY/CICCHINELLI RACE IN 2011
When Massillon Mayor Francis Cichinelli was challenge by then Councilman Tim Bryan in the 2007 Democratic primary, the results: Cichinelli 52% to Bryan 47%.
Councilwoman Kathy Catazaro-Perry has been challenging Mayor Cicchinelli going back several years on various issues.
The latest: backing developer Carl Oser in his attempt to get property in Catazaro-Perry's ward re-zoned. The forum? Election - November 4, 2008.
The STARK COUNTY POLITICAL REPORT (The Report) believes that the political tug-a-war between Catazaro-Perry and Cicchinelli will conclude in the spring of 2011 when The Report predicts Catazaro-Perry will be on the ballot head-to-head to wrestle the mayor's chair from Cicchinelli.
How does one measure the possible outcome of such a race? Perhaps, by the outcome of the Issue #15 race. The Catazaro-Perry led forces lost to the Cicchinelli political cohort 52% to 47%. A coincidence or a harginger of things to come.
Of course, a lot can change in a little over two years. But, if the status quo remains about the saem, the question is.
Does the Issue #15 vote predict a Cicchinelli victory in the Democratic primary in early 2011 - presuming, of course, the race materializes? Do you think that it is likely or unlikely that Massillon will see a Catazaro-Perry/Cicchinelli race?
Posted by Martin Olson at 12:01 AM