Greater than a dozen candidates within the job after former Hudson mayor’s notorious ice fishing feedback

HUDSON, Ohio (WOIO) – You might keep in mind listening to some controversial remarks from Hudson’s mayor at a metropolis council assembly final month.

He referred to as it quits after making native and nationwide headlines.

“When you open this as much as ice fishing, whereas on the floor it sounds good, then what occurs subsequent yr?” he stated. “When you then enable ice fishing with shanties, then that results in one other problem– prostitution,” stated Craig Shubert, the previous mayor of Hudson.

Now, the seek for the subsequent mayor to fill his seat is on.

Regardless of the current drama, 19 Investigates discovered a number of folks have stepped as much as the plate wanting the job.

“We had way more purposes than we thought we might have,” stated Chris Foster, the council president, at a current metropolis council assembly.

We discovered a stunning surge in candidates looking for to fill this emptiness at Hudson Metropolis Corridor.

“It’s humorous, when folks say, you realize, there’s been controversy in Hudson and we’re by no means going to get one other utility,” Foster stated on the assembly.

Craig Shubert resigned as the town’s mayor in February, simply days after what he stated about ice fishing throughout a council assembly went viral.

Immediately, metropolis council began the seek for an interim mayor, on the lookout for somebody to fill what’s described as a “part-time, ceremonial” position.

19 Investigates discovered a complete of 17 folks utilized.

We acquired copies of the purposes and resumes from all 17 individuals who expressed curiosity within the job, by means of public information.

Regardless of having spectacular resumes, two of the candidates didn’t meet residency necessities.

To be mayor, you must stay in Hudson for at the least two consecutive years.

However a number of candidates have been residents for many years.

Former Hudson Mayor David Basil additionally threw his hat within the ring for the interim position.

19 Investigates discovered at the least one resident referenced the previous mayor’s feedback.

He wrote on his utility “my sole marketing campaign promise is that I gained’t say silly issues.”

In a reference letter for one more applicant, a Hudson resident wrote, “we’re going to want somebody who can convey a divided city collectively.”

Metropolis council president and performing Mayor Chris Foster was sitting subsequent to Shubert when he made the now-infamous ice fishing feedback.

He stated the brand new mayor will likely be picked with the identical course of they used to pick the constitution evaluate fee.

They are going to give the listing of candidates to metropolis council and counsel every council member choose six names.

Foster stated if a candidate’s identify was talked about 3 times or extra, they are going to be introduced in for an interview.

Council members could have a particular assembly in 4 weeks to decide on an interim mayor earlier than the April 14 deadline.

As soon as chosen, the interim Mayor will preside till the November 2022 basic election, when residents get to resolve who takes over.

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