City commissioners-elect talk about the race just run

SANDUSKY All four candidates were winners in the Sandusky City Commission race. Local businessman Carl Wolf withdrew f
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

SANDUSKY

All four candidates were winners in the Sandusky City Commission race.

Local businessman Carl Wolf withdrew from the race in October, which left four candidates for four open seats.

Dave Waddington came in first with 27 percent of the votes. Second was Julie Farrar with 25 percent, followed by Brett Fuqua with 24 percent and Dan Kaman with 23 percent.

Here's what the elected candidates had to say:

* What surprised you most about the results of this election?

FARRAR: "I was pleasantly surprised that the school levy passed because it's been so hard to pass a levy."

FUQUA: "I can't really say that anything surprised me about the election."

KAMAN: "Nothing really. I think Dave Waddington has been an excellent commissioner over the last four years... there was no doubt in my mind going into it that he would be (top vote-getter) or that he deserved it."

WADDINGTON: "To me, that I got first. That was my goal, but I didn't know if it was possible."

* What do think is the biggest issue facing the Commission now?

FARRAR: "To prove that this economic development project is going to work. The only way to prove it is to do it."

FUQUA: "Probably the Marina District is the biggest issue, and economic development as a whole is the biggest issue the commission has to face."

KAMAN: " Right now, it's just economic development. A close second is it to get this Marina District defined and then up and going."

WADDINGTON: "I would have to say the budget. I'm really worried going into next year ... we're going to have to make every dollar work hard for us."

* What do you think of the Marina District vote?

FARRAR: "You can call it what you will, you can call it close or whatever you want, but it did win."

FUQUA: "It's what I expected ... I did think it was going pass, but I knew it was going to be close."

KAMAN: "It's what I expected. I knew it would be close."

WADDINGTON: "I thought it would do a little better ... the voters are my boss and it was close, so I'm (going to) have to pay even more attention to this going forward."