Clintonville residents in districts 1, 2 and 9 can head to the polls this weekend to choose their representatives on the Clintonville Area Commission.

Clintonville residents in districts 1, 2 and 9 can head to the polls this weekend to choose their representatives on the Clintonville Area Commission.

Residents in those districts can vote between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. May 3 at assigned locations within the districts. Absentee ballots are due by 5 p.m. May 2 to the Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center, 14 W. Lakeview Ave.

In District 1, voters will choose between incumbent commissioner Mike McLaughlin and Jeffery Richardson.

McLaughlin has served on the commission for three years, since being elected in 2005. He also has served as president of the United Crestview Association of Neighbors since 2002.

Richardson first moved to Clintonville five years ago, and his run for commissioner marks his first time running for a public office.

Voters in District 1 can cast their ballots at Studio 35, 3055 Indianola Ave.

In District 2, there is a three-way race. Jeffrey Racz and Andrew McNulty are vying against CAC president Chris Gawronski for his seat.

Gawronski was first appointed to the commission in 2003 and was elected to his first full term in 2005.

Racz moved to Clintonville in 2003, and he said he was inspired to run for the commission after participating in the city's leadership program two years ago.

McNulty is a third-generation Clintonville resident. This is the first time he has run for an office, and he said that he was inspired to run for the commission because of increased crime in the neighborhood.

The polling place for District 2 is the Longview Barber Shop, 3325 N. High St.

District 9 Commissioner D Searcy is running unopposed for her seat.

Searcy was first elected to her post in 2005 after working with Clintonville Incorporated and serving as that organization's president.

District 9 residents can vote at Evening Star Café, 5060 N. High St.

No write-in candidates have registered for any of the three CAC seats.

Terms for the elected commissioners will begin at the CAC's annual meeting on July 10, during which officers are elected. The commissioners elected to serve in Districts 1, 2 and 9 will serve three-year terms, until 2011.

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