Norwood Republican Candidates

Norwood Local Elections

November 7th, 2017


Donna Laake

President of Council 

  “Working for the good of the City.” 

It’s more than just a campaign slogan…it’s been my way of life since moving to Norwood in 1975. 

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Mary Yeager

For Treasurer

I am a Certified Public Accountant (~14years), Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Internal Auditor, & CGMA. As a CPA, I have worked with individuals, businesses, non-profits, and government entities. My experience includes: tax preparation, bookkeeping, audit, & consulting.

We have been raising our family in Norwood since 2007. I became actively involved in the community when I began attending council meetings in the fall of 2010. Since then, I have volunteered my time/talents in various ways to help the community.

Our city is now in fiscal emergency following years in fiscal watch. 

You have a choice – a 20-year incumbent who is not a CPA vs. Yeager - someone who has not held a political office but has the right education, training, and work experience to be an effective treasurer.

Do your homework and vote for the person – not a name or political party!


It is time for a City Treasurer who will actively manage the City's investments and accounts.

Time for new leadership in our City tax department.

Time for Yeager for Treasurer!

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Brandon Blair

City Councilman Ward 1

"Hi, for those of you that do not know me personally I am Brandon Blair. I am your Norwood City Councilman in Ward One. I am big on the community I have a lot of Norwood Pride and doing more things to help progress and help the youth that live in our community. Troubled or not, every child deserves a chance and we should give them the resources they need to be successful and to keep them off the streets and help them achieve their goals.

We need to start paving the way for our future and our future is in our kids hands. Things do not change overnight, it will take a lot of time to be able to achieve these goals. We cannot do it alone so let's all work together and take some pride into our great community! I hope to have your support. Thanks for taking the time to read this. God Bless!"

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Victor Schneider

Candidate for City Council Ward 2    

   "The lend a hand campaign"

Victor has served Norwood as a community leader, City Department Head, Mayor, and Councilman.  He has been involved or lead many non-governmental organizations in our community.  His leadership in our government has been missed these past few years. 

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John Breadon

Candidate for Council Ward 4

John has previously served as Councilman at Large for Norwood City Council.  He is now returning to run to represent the interest of his neighborhood. 

It time to bring back the voice of the common man speaking common sense.

Time to bring back Breadon for Council.

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Val Nice-Orza



Candidate for City Council At Large

Val Nice Orza was raised in Norwood and has always considered it home. When it came time to establish roots for her own family, Val, her husband Chris, and their two young children relocated in 2013, from New York City back home. 

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Andrew Clark

 Councilman At-Large   

Andrew Clark is a life long resident of Norwood and he and his family owns the Norwood Star Newspaper that they started in February of 2009. Andrew wants to continue to give back to the community he loves and that has given him so much. With your support, Andrew will be able to help our community in a bigger way. He hopes to Improve Our Image with the Media in Cincinnati, Improve our Infrastructure, Keep Norwood Safe, and Work with the School Board to Improve our Schools. For more information about Andrew and what he hopes to accomplish for the City of Norwood, please visit his Facebook page at  

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