Craig Foltin

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Lenord Craig Foltin
47th Mayor of Lorain, Ohio
In office
January, 2000 – June, 2007
Preceded by Joseph Koziura
Succeeded by John Romoser (interim)
Personal details
Born c. 1967

L. Craig Foltin is a Republican politician who served as mayor of Lorain, Ohio from 2000 to 2007.[1] At the age of 32, Foltin upset incumbent Joe Koziura 51.5% to 48.5% in 1999 to win the mayoral seat in the City of Lorain where Democrats outnumber Republicans five to one. Kozuira had previously won by a 70% margin against, and had also served for 10 years as a State Representative. He again ran against Foltin in 2003 and lost by a 55%–45% margin.

Foltin was endorsed several times by The Plain Dealer and The Morning Journal. Foltin has been featured in Cleveland Magazine, Inside Business, Crain's Cleveland Business and was a frequent guest of several Cleveland market morning and afternoon drive radio shows. He appeared on the major TV news broadcasts and was featured on several documentary shows on WVIZ.


2006 congressional campaign[edit]

Craig Foltin ran for the Ohio's 13th congressional district against trial lawyer Betty Sutton. Although the 13th was one of the most Democratic districts in Ohio, the Republicans had high hopes for Foltin since he was the Republican mayor of a heavily Democratic city. However, Foltin could not overcome the strong anti-Republican mood in the district or the presence of the district's incumbent congressman, Sherrod Brown, atop the ballot as the Democratic candidate for Senate. He was defeated, gaining only 39 percent of the vote.[2] In May 2007, Foltin announced his resignation as mayor of Lorain effective August 1, 2007 to take the Executive Vice-President of Finance position at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio.

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  1. ^ U.S. International Trade Commission. Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe from the Czech Republic, Japan, Mexico, Romania, and South Africa. Pub. 3850. April 2006. B-3.
  2. ^ Near East Report, Vol. 49-50. 2005. 177.

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