Three keep their spots in Clyde

Challengers Lester, Reardon fall short of current councilmen
Jessica Cuffman
Nov 6, 2013
Voters in Clyde appear satisfied with the work their city council has been doing, re-electing three incumbent councilmen Tuesday night, according to unofficial Sandusky County election results.

Current Mayor Scott Black and veteran city leaders Ken Dick and Steve Keegan will retain their spots on council.

Black led with the most votes, with Keegan and Dick close behind. Challengers Arthur Lester Jr. and Andy Reardon were a ways off.

Black, a retired Whirlpool employee, Dick, a semiretired business owner, and Keegan, a Whirlpool press operator, were confident going into the election that they were leading the city of about 6,300 in the right direction.

“That’s wonderful,” Black said. “I think that we work well together as a council. We’ve been able to get a lot of things done, and we can continue in that direction without having to start over again.”

Tuesday night, council had a regular meeting where they discussed upcoming wage negotiations. Black said he believes the issue will work out well in the end.

Another hurdle to tackle: Bringing good jobs to Clyde, so when children grow up, they can find decent work to stay in the community, Black said.

Lester and Reardon had said they both wanted to see some changes in the five-person council.