Sunday, April 12, 2009


When you have mayor as long as Frank Cicchinelli has been in Massillon, sooner or later an antagonist will surface.

Democrat Mayor Cicchinelli's political nemesis is Kathy Catazaro-Perry egged on (in the opinion of yours truly) by Stark County Democratic Party chair Johnnie A. Maier, Jr. Catazaro-Perry is a Ward 3 Democratic Councilwoman. She and Cicchinelli have fought over many issues over her years on council. Only when she initially ran, did Cicchinelli support her. Probably a decision he now rues the day on.

Here is a breakdown of the latest flap as reported in The Rep yesterday:The STARK COUNTY POLITICAL REPORT (The Report/SCPR) does not believe this matter will be decided until the mayoralty election of 2011.

Mayor Cicchinelli will probably retire and take the air out of the showdown with Catazaro-Perry.

But if he doesn't, the 2011 Massillon mayor's race will be a political doozy. It will be Cicchinelli and his loyalists on Council versus Catazaro-Perry, Johnnie A. Maier, Jr., Judge Eddie Elum and their political entourage.

The Report enjoys these kinds of political fights, but are they good for the city of Massillon?

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