Lucas County voters friendly to leviesWritten by Toledo Free Press Staff Writers | | firstname.lastname@example.org
With more than half the ballots counted, several Lucas County levies appeared on their way to acceptance. Both TPS levies, the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority levy, and all three social service levies enjoyed large margins. The COSI levy maintained a 10,000-vote lead as of 6 a.m. Nov. 5.
Dean Sparks, executive director of Lucas County Children Services, said although it’s “very very early” to predict the final outcome, he is “very hopeful.”
“That’s really good news,” Sparks said. “We’re pretty excited about this … Everything I’ve heard over the past week or so has been very positive about the agency and the levy.”
Lori Hauser, COSI’s director of operations says they are “hopeful” for issue 37 to be passed.
“We’re cautiously optimistic,” she said. “We’re really hopeful for a win to keep the science center here in the community. We’re anxiously awaiting the results as well.”
TPS Superintendent John Foley said issues 34 and 35 are ahead by about 63 percent. “We’re ahead,” he said. “We’re cautious but optimistic.”
Lucas County Board of Elections results may be viewed here.