North Ridgeville

Calendar of Events

  • November 5th: Election Day
  • November 25th : Meeting from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pmNorth Ridgeville Branch Library
    35700 Bainbridge Rd.
    North Ridgeville, OH 44039We plan to review the November 5th election results and hold our own elections for 2020.
  • December 5th : North Ridgeville Democratic Fundraiser at 6:00 pm
    *with special guest Ken Harbough

    Waterbury Community Center
    37800 Franklin Dr.
    North Ridgeville, OH 44039

    Tickets: $25

    Pizza, Appetizers, Drinks, and Dessert

    Contact for tickets and other information: nina.farkas@yahoo.com

North Ridgeville Old Town Hall

Candidates

Bob Jaeckin

Bob Jaeckin

for Council Ward 3

My name is Bob Jaeckin and I am the Democratic candidate for the Ward #3 council seat in the City of North Ridgeville.  I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you and tell you a little bit about my background and why I think I would be an excellent councilman.

  • Born and raised on the West side of Cleveland, in a blue-collar family, the first family member to graduate from college.
  • Following high school at St. Edward’s, earned a B of S degree in accounting from John Carroll University and an MBA degree from CSU.
  • As a CPA, began my career at Deloitte & Touché, where I was a government accounting specialist; later held positions in industry as a controller and/or CFO.
  • Retired from a large non-profit organization as the CFO.

My wife Jan and I moved to North Ridgeville 12 years ago and built our new home in the Ridgefield Development of Bob Schmitt.  We are parishioners at St. Peter Church.  Jan has also retired from her special education teaching position with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District.  With four children and nine grandchildren (# 10 is on the way) we both figured we would enjoy a more leisurely pace and spoil the grandkids.  But things don’t always work out the way you think.  The leisurely pace has given way to a full slate of activities that I truly enjoy.

  • President of the North Ridgeville Democratic Party and precinct committeeman.
  • Working part-time as the CFO for a leveraged buy-out investment group.
  • Volunteer with the Lake Erie Heartland Northeast Ohio Region of the American Red Cross Disaster Assistance Team, assisting families after house fires and other emergencies.
  • Past trustee of the Ridgefield Homeowners Association.
  • Taught a governmental accounting course to undergraduates and graduate students at a local college.
  • Jan worked part-time for a couple of years at the Rocky River library.

As you can see, we have maintained a pretty active schedule after our so-called retirement.  We both enjoy the time we now have to pursue our interests, and one of those interests is politics at all levels.  Fresh off of a political campaign in 2018, I decided I could offer the city my experience in government accounting as a city councilman.  I filed as a Democrat here in ward #3 and, since no one else filed, I will be unopposed and move directly to the general election in November.  But there is a lot of work to do in the next few months.

When the weather breaks and gets a little warmer, I will be out on the streets of your precinct, precinct A, knocking on doors and meeting the voters.  I want to hear what is on your mind, what you like and don’t like with regards to city services, what problems you may be having within your own neighborhood, and how I can help as your councilman.  Several things are already clear about our city:

  • We must maintain the high level of police and fire safety services we now enjoy in North Ridgeville.
  • We must strive to encourage commercial and light manufacturing development within the city to share in the tax base to pay for these services.
  • We must find ways to offset the continued cuts in state funding to local government entities.
  • We must find ways to finance the continued demands on the infrastructure of our growing city.

And these are but a few of the issues facing us.  Together, we can work to solve these problems.  We need high-energy leaders willing to devote the extra time required to make it happen.  Want to help?

Follow our campaign on Facebook @JaeckinforCouncil.  Look for information on our upcoming fundraiser.  Email us at Jaeckinforcouncil@gmail.com with your ideas, concerns, and how you would like to get involved.  There is always something to do.  Or leave us a message at (440) 748-3245.  That always works!  Thanks for your time and consideration and I look forward to meeting with you soon.

Bob Chapek

Bob Chapek

for Council Ward 4

Q & A

Keep improving streets, Keep improving flooding problems and getting more business to move into North Ridgeville.

Have always been available to the people of ward 4 and tried to get them answers to their problems. (sometimes the answers from the city administration were not what they wanted to hear, but I did get them answers.) Got many streets that were in need of repair paved and will continue to fight for road repair in Ward 4. Stay on the Flood Control board to keep improving and correcting flooding problems. Get businesses such as Riddell that moved in two years ago to relocate to N.R. To keep pressure on the state to finish the Center Ridge Road project as soon as possible. Support the Board of Education and school Administration in providing the children of N.R. with a quality education. Helped in getting a new Central Fire Station built in N.R. Now a new Police station is needed to keep the safety of our citizens a priority. Try to find more money in the budget to hire more safety forces.

Paul St. Marie

Paul St. Marie

for Elyria Municipal Court Judge

Meeting Information