There are three Democrats running for the office of mayor in the May 15 primary but only two of them, Robert J. Lucas and David O. Ryan, are on the ballot. Lou Rotunno is running a write-in campaign on both the Democratic and Republican tickets. Ryan supporters also launched a Republican write-in campaign.
DAVID. O. RYAN
Age: 62.Home: 93 Buhl Court.Employment: Retired Sharon police chief; current elected city controller.Education: Attended Sharon schools and earned a General Educational Development diploma: Completed executive management courses at Pennsylvania State University and the University of Arkansas.Family: Wife, Yvonne; four stepchildren.Priority: Clean up the neighborhoods, improve city services and open the city to visitors and residents by changing traffic patterns.
ROBERT J. LUCAS
Age: 50.Home: 1124 Hall Ave.Employment: Retired city firefighter; co-owner of Lucas Carpets & amp; Installations and Medical Reimbursement Solutions.Education: Graduate of Sharpsville High School: attended Youngstown State University.Family: Wife, Shauna; a son and a daughter.Priority: Bringing pride back to the neighborhoods by showing that the city cares and will no longer allow deplorable properties to exist.
Age: 58.Home: 383 Case Ave.Employment: Industrial sales for Alinc Industrial Supply.Education: Attended Sharon schools but graduated from Brookfield High School: attended Kent State, Youngstown State and the University of California at Fullerton.Family: Wife, Adrianne; two daughters and a son.Priority: Clean up the city both physically and fiscally by tackling residential neighborhood deterioration, refinancing the city debt and making sure residents pay their sewer and property tax bills.