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Four candidates for three seats

Schwab will not seek re-election

SOLON– Two incumbents and two challengers will face off for three seats on the Solon school board, and for the first time in 17 years, current board president Dick Schwab won’t be one of them.
Schwab, a board member first elected in 1999, is not seeking re-election.
Incumbents Tim Brown and Rick Jedlicka are, however, along with former school board member Dan Coons and newcomer Nicole Pizzini, according to information posted by the Johnson County Auditor’s Office.
The deadline for candidates to file was Thursday, Aug. 3.
Schwab said in an email he and his wife will be moving out of the area in early 2019.
“I am not running because I cannot fully commit to this important role for the four-year term,” he noted.
The students, staff and board members of the district have made his service on the board very gratifying, he said.
“We have continuously tried to challenge each and every student to reach for and achieve their full potential,” he stated. “I am constantly amazed at their talent and achievements.”
And the student success is directly related to the talent, passion and commitment of the adults who work with them, he continued.
“They nurture them, they challenge them and they serve as excellent role models,” he said, extending praise also to the caring commitment of support staff, the excellent administrative team and school board members.
“We were a highly functioning board committed to our mission and strategic plan,” Schwab said. “It has been an honor to serve with these outstanding people.”
“My service on the Solon school board has been one of the things I am most proud of in the past 20 years,” he concluded. “I will forever be a Spartan!”
The school election is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 12, with polls open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Important dates related to the election
Monday, Aug. 21: Early voting begins at the Johnson County Auditor’s Office starting at 7:45 a.m.
Friday, Sept. 1: Voter pre-registration deadline is 5 p.m. Election day registration is still available with an ID and proof of address.
Monday, Sept. 4: Labor Day. The Johnson County Auditor’s offices are closed.
Friday, Sept. 8: Last day to request a mailed ballot, 5 p.m. deadline.
Monday, Sept. 11: Last day for in-person early voting at the Johnson County Auditor’s office.
Tuesday, Sept. 12: Election Day. Johnson County polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.