FISHER HAS ANNOUNCED
POST COUNCIL MEETING
AUGUST 22, 2016
The Stark County Political Report has learned from a source that Canton Ward 5 Councilman Kevin Fisher has been the subject of talk about his resigning his seat, moving to Colonial Heights and, perhaps, being the replacement for Cody Horner as a Democratic candidate for Stark County treasurer Alex Zumbar.
Fisher denies to the SCPR that he plans to replace Horner as the Democratic candidate for county treasurer.
He initially in an e-mail to the SCPR failed to respond to the report that the SCPR has with respect to his reported resignation effective August 1st.
However, The Report just talked with Fisher moments ago and he says that it could be that he resigns from his position on council prior to the end of his current term as of December 31, 2017 inasmuch as he has purchased a property located in Canton but out of Ward 5.
At the outside limit, Fisher says he does not "plan" to run for re-election for council from Ward 5.
Reading into the nuances of the Fisher/SCPR discussion about his reported impending resignation, the SCPR thinks that while the reported August 1st date appears to be premature, it will be much sooner than later.
It will be interesting to see how this story unfolds.
The Report's source is certainly in a position to know "the inside baseball" talk about this thing or that thing insofar as Canton government and Canton/Stark County Democratic Party politics is concerned.
As far as his future political plans are concerned, he took the position in the conversation that he "would never say never" about resuming a political career once he is no longer a Canton councilman.
Fisher says he does not know who might become Zumbar's opponent if anybody steps forward.
The Report is told that Horner told Stark County Democratic Party chairman Phil Giavasis to shove it on the treasurer's race for the lack of support he has received from the hierarchy of the party in acquiring the resources anybody would need to oppose Zumbar.
Zumbar has the unique distinction of having been a Republican appointed to office by the Stark County Democratic Party Central Committee on October 31, 2011 (LINK).
With the names that are being bandied about, it appears to The Report that Zumbar may be in for a "free ride" once again compliments of the Stark County Democratic Party notwithstanding former chairman Randy Gonzalez promise at the 2011 meeting that Zumbar would be a target for unseating by a viable Democratic candidate.
So far, it appears that Gonzalez's promise has a hollow ring to it, no?