Today is village election for Albion and Medina

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 15 March 2022 at 9:30 am

ALBION/MEDINA – Village residents in Albion and Medina will pick a mayor and trustees for the Village Board today.

Voting is from noon to 9 p.m. In Albion, ballots are cast at the village office, 35 Bank St. In medina, voters go to the Senior Center at 615 West Ave.

Medina’s candidates – Mayor Mike Sidari and trustees Marguerite Sherman and Tim Elliott – are all unopposed and currently are on the board.

Sidari has been mayor for nearly six years. He said Medina has a great team on the Village Board, Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals and with the community organizations.

Those groups have been able to push Medina forward with its downtown business district, industrial park and other community initiatives. He cited citizens who led efforts for a new dog park, skate park, bluebird trail, an upgraded Pine Street Park with a splash pad, and much improved Boxwood Cemetery.

Albion has three candidates for mayor and four are running for two trustee positions.

The Albion candidates for mayor include: Angel Javier Jr., running on the Republican and independent “Better Together Albion Strong” lines; Vickie Elsenheimer on the Democratic and independent “Move Albion Forward” lines; and Kevin Graham on the independent “Albion Pride, Working Together.”

The four candidates for village trustee include: Tim McMurray and Dan Conrad on the Republican line, and Sandra Walter and Joyce Riley under the Democratic line and the independent “Move Albion Forward.”