Incumbents Ronald H. Barron, Judson A. Kline and Lisa S. Perry, and challenger Scott A. Bilsky were elected to Orange Village Council Nov. 7.
According to final, unofficial results from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, Perry led with 578 votes, followed by Bilsky with 480 votes, Kline with 478 and Barron had 448 votes.
“I definitely want to thank the folks who did vote for me,” Bilsky said. “I’m very anxious to join our team. I’ve been on the finance committee in Orange and got to see firsthand the wonderful leaders we have in Orange”
Barron said he was thankful voters were satisfied with council’s work.
“This is the second time council has run unopposed,” he said. “I think it speaks to our ability to compromise and see each other as colleagues, each with important points of view to be heard. I also think that Pinecrest is a factor and the electorate wanted us to continue the project through completion. I know what we have learned will make the Chagrin Highlands project – that’s south of Harvard (Avenue) and east of (Interstate 271) - have a better outcome.”
Kline said, “I appreciate the fact that the community has the kind of support and interest in me that I was able to run unopposed.
“I guess they believe in me sufficiently to see me continue in office. So, I’m thrilled for that and I look forward to the next four years and helping to continue the good work we’re doing in Orange Village.”
In a separate race, incumbent Herbert L. Braverman ran unopposed for an unexpired term ending Dec. 31, 2019. He garnered 591 votes.
Braverman could not be reached for comment at time of publication.
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