The Muskingum County Republican Party has announced the endorsement of several candidates running for city government.
Republican Candidate Rob Sharrer was officially endorsed by the party for Zanesville City Mayor. Sharrer attended Kenyon College and majored in Political Science. He started two businesses in Zanesville, one of which is Varsity Title Services located in downtown. He believes that his solid business background, networking abilities and communication skills qualify him to be the next Zanesville City Mayor.
"I plan on doing some door to door campaigning. I am involved in a lot of different community activities and certainly plan on reaching out to friends and family to help me get the word out "Sharrer For Mayor," says Sharrer.
At Large City Council Candidate Ann Gildow has had a wealth of community experience through different organizations, including working in the financial industry for over 30 years. Gildow says if she and Sharrer are elected, they would make a great team in tackling some of the city’s toughest issues, like the budget as well as bringing business to Downtown Zanesville.
"I’ve had the opportunity to work with Rob for years so we both believe that collaboration is going to help us get the job done. We can’t be a city like an island. We have to work with the county and work with other departments," says Gildow.
The Republican Party also endorsed City Council incumbents, Dan Vincent, Andy Roberts, David Tarbert, Steve Kilpatrick, and Mark Baker for re-election. Scott Peterson, who has not run before, will be running for the 4th Ward City Council seat.
Current City Councilman Jeff Tilton announced he will be running for the democratic ticket for Zanesville City Mayor.