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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -
The Lucas County Democratic Party is now placing its
focus on the at-large Toledo City Council race, and getting its candidates
elected in November.
With no Democrats clearing the primary in the mayoral
race, some say the primary results should serve as a major wake-up call for the
Councilman Adam Martinez, a Democrat, was in a similar
position four years ago. He finished seventh in the primary and is now trying
to finish in the top six in November.
"Am I satisfied with the seventh position? No, but it's
not impossible to be in the top six. It's just going to take a lot of hard work,"
Democratic Councilman Steve Steel finished fifth, and
Shaun Enright, who was the endorsed Democrat to replace Phil Copeland on
council, finished a distant eighth.
The primary raises a question of whether or not the
Democratic Party is losing its clout locally.
"Certainly we're not happy about it," Martinez said. "It
just shows we have to work harder. One of the things we should have been doing
as a party is getting out the vote."
Independent candidate Sandy Spang finished third in the
primary. She credits grassroots support and being able to focus on her message
for the need to boost small business opportunities in Toledo.
"I think things that would make a person choose a party
label at the federal level don't resonate as much at the local level, where we
really want the same thing," Spang said.
Independent candidate Theresa Gabriel finished sixth in
the primary. She believes having more Independents on council will make city government
"I think it'll work well because people will be finally
thinking about working for the betterment of the citizens of Toledo," she said.