ELECTION: Jason Schmidt challenges Ron Nabakowski for Lorain County Clerk of Court (with video)
ELYRIA - After serving two elected terms as Lorain County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas and after being appointed to fill the remainder of a term, Ron Nabakowski
, 70, of Amherst will be running for another four-year term, this time against Republican Jason Schmidt.
The incumbent said he wants to continue making every effort to maintain the valued services offered by the deputy clerks at the Lorain County Justice Center and the auto titles offices in Elyria, Amherst, Lorain and North Ridgeville.
"In the 10 years since taking this office, I have worked hard to continue operating the Lorain
County Clerk's Office professionally," Nabakowski
, a Democrat, said he
has successfully accomplished this by hiring and retaining the best and brightest workers available and to provide the motivation to insure quality services.
"The economic impact on the Lorain County Clerk of Courts is huge, with layoffs and with the strain of keeping up with our quality services at the lowest costs to taxpayers," Nabakowski
"I will continue to make every effort to maintain our valued services."
said that it is a major challenge and every department has been evaluated with the purpose of seeking better and more economical ways to operate.
Customer service is something that Nabakowski
focuses on and he
believes it has improved through better use of technology.
still has some unfinished projects such as electronic filing for attorneys.
"In every job I've ever had, I always done more than what was expected," he
"We offer passport service and photos at both offices.
And both make extra money for the general fund."
Nabakowski has been a banker for the Cleveland Trust Company, elected Lorain city auditor in 1972, elected to the Ohio Senate in 1978 and elected as a Lorain County commissioner from 1983 to 1984.
He was director of the Ohio Lottery from 1985 to 1991 and then consulted for the lottery for 10 years.
He has attended John Carroll University, Baldwin-Wallace College and Lorain County Community College.
He studied subjects of philosophy, economics and received an associates degree from LCCC studying constitutional law.
To learn more about Nabakowski
, visit www.friendsofnabakowski.org.