Lorain County Commissioner Ted Kalo
Ted Kalo Is One Of Your Lorain County Commissioners Running For Re-Election in 2012
Lorain County Commissioner Ted Kalo, a Democrat from the City of Lorain Ohio, is one of the three members of the Lorain County Commissioners Board. As of 2012, the other two members are Commissioner Lori Kokoski (a Lorain Democrat) and Commissioner Tom Williams (an Amherst Republican).
According to information on the loraincounty.us website, Kalo is the owner of Ted’s Floor Coverings (a carpet and flooring business in the City of Lorain) and is a graduate of Admiral King High School. You can call the office of Commissioner Ted Kalo in the Lorain County Administration Building in Elyria at (440) 329-5301. His political campaign website is located at www.tedkalo.com, and you can find out information there about campaign events, endorsements, contact info, fundraisers and volunteer efforts.
UPDATE: In the 2012 Democratic Party Primary Election, Kalo is being challenged by fellow Democrat Berry Taylor (of Grafton) for his seat. In the November general election, the winner of the Democrat primary will face Republican challenger Phil Van Treuren.
UPDATE: Commissioner Kalo beat his challenger in the Democratic Primary, and will be facing Amherst City Councilman At-Large Phil Van Treuren in the General Election on November 6, 2012.
The site LorainCounty.com lists Kalo’s organizational activities as the following:
- Chamber Sustainable Development Committee
- Lorain County Chamber of Commerce
- American Cancer Society Relay for Life Chairman for the City of Lorain
- Brad Friedel’s Premiere Soccer Academy (Founders Committee)
- Lorain Growth Corporation
- Knights of St. John #281
- Lorain Schools Construction Bond Levy Committee
- Lorain Admiral King Booster Club
- North Coast BIA
- County Commissioners Assoc. of Ohio-Government Affairs Committee Vice-Chair
- Black River Masonic Lodge #786
- Lorain Main Street
- Lorain Palace Civic Center (Past President)
- Knights of Columbus Lorain
- Lorain Youth Baseball Sponsor
- NOACA Board Member
Video of Lorain County Commissioner Ted Kalo
The Lorain County Commissioners, including Ted Kalo, are elected to serve and the primary administrative officials for the county. The Ohio State Legislature gives authority to the Lorain County Commissioners as the county’s taxing authority, the authority for appropriating county funds and budgeting, sales taxes, purchasing and property title holders.
Ted Kalo and the other Lorain County Commissioners are also charged with the establishment of county sewer districts and water districts, infrastructure improvements, annexation rulings and hearings, and disposal of solid waste in the county.
The Lorain County Administrator, who works at the behest of the board of commissioners, is James Cordes. The commissioners also each have a full-time administrative assistant who assist them with various duties.
Because there are three county commissioners on the board (much the same as in other counties in the State of Ohio), their terms are “staggered.” This means that two of the seats are up for re-election every four years during presidential election years; and one of the seats is up for re-election every four years during off-year elections.
Q: When is the 2012 election day in Lorain County, Ohio?
A: The general election voting date in Lorain County is Tuesday, November 6, 2012.
Other Lorain County Elected Officials (as of 2012) include:
- Auditor Mark Stewart
- Recorder Judy (Judith) Nedwick
- Treasurer Daniel Talarek
- Sheriff Phil Stammitti
- Engineer Ken Carney
- Prosecutor (Prosecuting Attorney) Dennis Will
- Clerk Of Courts Ron Nabakowski
The following is a list of cities, villages and townships in Lorain County, Ohio:
Lorain County, Ohio Cities
- Avon Lake
- North Ridgeville
- Sheffield Lake
Lorain County, Ohio Villages
- South Amherst
Lorain County, Ohio Townships
- New Russia
Political Race History
Note: Much of the historical election and political campaign race information below was gathered from data available to the public at the website of the Lorain County Board of Elections (www.loraincountyelections.com), the Lorain Morning Journal Newspaper (www.morningjournal.com), the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram Newspaper (www.chroniclet.com) and the Cleveland Plain Dealer Newspaper (www.cleveland.com).
Ted Kalo’s first political race as a candidate for Lorain County Commissioner was in 2004, when he ran in the Democratic Primary for the seat (which was previously held by Republican David Moore). In that election, he was the top vote-getter in the primary race against Juan Molina Crespo, Michael Nunez and David Urig. In the 2004 General Election, Kalo defeated Republican Lorain County Commissioner candidate Rita Canfield.
The 2008 Lorain County Democrat party primary saw Kalo best competitor Josh Meszes. Later that year, in the general election of 2008, Kalo was the winner against Republican candidate Nick Brusky (an Amherst City Councilman at the time).
Directions & Map to the Lorain County Administration Building in Elyria, Ohio
Lorain County Voting & Election Information
NOTE: The Ohio State Legislature recently approved a plan for Ohio voters to have two primary election dates in 2012. Local candidates in Lorain County Democrat and Republican primaries will be chosen by voters on March 6, 2012. The Presidential Primary election will be held on June 12, 2012.
Lorain County residents who wish to register to vote (in Democrat and Republican primary elections or general elections) can do so at the Lorain County Board of Elections. The board is made up of members Helen Hurst (Republican), Anthony (Tony) Giardini (Democrat), Thomas (Tom) Smith (Democrat), and Robert (Bob) Rousseau (Republican). The Director is Paul Adams (Democrat) and the Deputy Director is James Kramer (Republican). The Board of Elections’ contact information is as follows:
Lorain County Board of Elections
1985 North Ridge Rd., East
Lorain, OH 44055
Ph. 440 326-5900 or
Ph. 440 326-5901
The Board of Elections is can also help registered voters with information on voting locations (polling places and where to vote); obtaining an absentee ballot; early voting; provisional votes; campaign finance and political campaign donation reports; political subdivisions, districts and precincts; election results and rules; and changes of voting address.