The two incumbent Liberty Township trustees — Stan Nudell and Jason Rubin — were re-elected Tuesday, defeating a first-time candidate, Greg Cizmar.
Rubin, who also was elected Liberty trustee the first time in 2009, is owner of CR Electric Inc., which he has operated 15 years. He received 38 percent of the vote.
He said the township has “basically no debt” following several years where the township was only able to pay interest on its debt. One of the main jobs in the future, he said, will be to “stay in the black.”
Nudell, who works in commercial real estate for Edward J. Lewis Inc., is completing his first four-year term in office. He received 36 percent of the votes.
He came into office in 2009, when the township was having serious financial difficulties — “perhaps in worse condition that it had been in for decades,” Nudell said.
After the results showed he will serve four more years, Nudell said, “It’s nice the community has recognized the work we’ve done the last four years in the financial area. There’s still a lot of work left to do in other areas.”
Cizmar has been owner of Cizmar Racing/Cizmar Race Cars 20 years, fabricating items for a variety of applications and selling race-cars and street-car parts. Cizmar said his emphasis in government would be on finances. He received 25 percent of the vote.
In Hubbard Township, voters re-elected incumbents Joseph F. Gleydura and Thomas Jacobs for two open spots on the board of trustees. Both have served multiple terms on the board. Also running were Jeffrey Rowlands and Jason Tedrow.