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Glen Cook fills out the necessary paperwork for taking out petitions to run for Toledo City Council.

Glen Cook Takes Out Petitions for City Council Run

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(Toledo, OH) --- Glen Cook, an East Toledo businessman, who as a first-time candidate came within 354 votes of beating Toledo City Councilman Peter Ujvagi in November 2015, is expected to take out petitions for Toledo City Council – District Three on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the Lucas County Board of Elections at One Government Center.


Mr. Cook attended Libbey High School and served in the United States Army. 

He has been involved in the Lucas County Land Bank, Block Watch, One Voice in East Toledo, East Toledo Club, and the Blight Authority Board. 


Recently Mr. Cook completed the citizen peace officer course and a Chamber of Commerce leadership training course.


District Three represents East Toledo and Old South Toledo.



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Glen Cook Files His Petitions For City Council

 

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(Toledo, OH) --- Glen Cook, an East Toledo businessman, who as a first-time candidate came within 354 votes of beating Toledo City Councilman Peter Ujvagi in November 2015, filed petitions for Toledo City Council – District Three on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at the Lucas County Board of Elections at One Government Center.


Mr. Cook filed 84 signatures from registered voters in District Three which represents East Toledo and old South Toledo.  The Lucas County Board of Elections certified his petitions at a special board meeting the following day.   That certification officially places Mr. Cook on the ballot for Toledo City Council - District Three.


Additionally, Mr. Cook named long-time East Toledo businessman Don Monroe as his campaign treasurer.  Mr. Cook’s filing comes two days after Councilman Ujvagi announced he would not seek re-election for Toledo City Council in District Three.


Mr. Cook attended Libbey High School and served in the United States Army. He has been involved in the Lucas County Land Bank, Block Watch, One Voice in East Toledo, East Toledo Club, and the Blight Authority Board. Recently Mr. Cook completed the citizen peace officer course and a Chamber of Commerce leadership training course.


If there are three or more candidates running for Toledo City Council - District Three, there will be a primary on September 10.

Glen Cook Op Ed

Published - Toledo Blade, Aug. 12, 2019

Tragedy inspires candidacy

By Glen Cook


The reason a person runs for elected office can change from year to  year. Why I ran for Toledo City Council District 3 in 2015 is different  than why I am running again in 2019.


For me the single-most reason I chose to run in 2019 was a “fight or  flight” decision that came during the afternoon of March 11 and the  tragic shooting of 16-year old Alexia Carey right in front of my home  and my 10-year old granddaughter. No neighbor should have to witness  this. No family should have to endure this.


Lives were changed forever. But the other problem is that events like  this play out in other neighborhoods in other Toledo city council  districts as well.


Fleeing would not solve the problem. Turning our collective backs  will only lead to more families suffering the same fate. My decision to  run was obvious: fight.


I have lived my entire life in District 3 from old South Toledo to  East Toledo. It’s where I volunteer my time with various organizations.  My wife, Irma, and I have been married 48 years. It’s where we raised  our family. But I have witnessed over the years how we steadily lost  control of our neighborhoods to crime and blight. We failed to  adequately address infrastructure concerns in our neighborhoods, like  our streets and sidewalks. Some homes in our older neighborhoods  endanger families and the children because of lead-based paint.


We are being challenged. That’s why I am running. We must improve  Toledo’s neighborhood organizations to make use of the latest technology  so events that started unfolding on social media don’t lead to the  tragic events like the one that took young Alexia Carey.We need to not  just address blight, but we have to redevelop and rebuild our  neighborhoods for ourselves and the next generation. 


I am running to  live by the words my father, a millwright at Willys Overland, taught me:  “Leave things better and more useful than when you found them.”

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