Current Council Members

1st Ward, Ralph Cumston
Term expires 12/31/2015

1060 Bahama Drive
Marion, Ohio 43302
740-383-4500 (Home)

e-mail:  rcumston@msn.com

Ralph Cumston has served as the 1st Ward on City Council since 1995.

Ralph resides in Marion with his wife Patty and two children Megan and Andy.  Ralph has two grown children, Dawn who resides in Marion and his son Shawn who is a member of the Marines.  He also has five grandchildren Ashleigh, Jamie, Mason, Morgan and Nevaeh.

Ralph encourages you to feel free to call, send a letter, e-mail or stop by to speak with him about your concerns.

"Together we can make Marion a better place to live and raise our families," says Ralph Cumston.

Ralph currently serves on the following committees:

  • Finance, Chair
  • Municipal Services, Parks & Recreation, Chair
  • Public Utilities

2nd Ward, Ayers Ratliff
Term expires 12/31/2015

411 Oak Street
Marion, Ohio 43302
740-223-0070 (Home)

e-mail:  ayersratliff@gmail.com

Ayers is married to Heidi and has 3 children, Dusty, Del and Annie. Ayers is a strong family man with deep roots in the second ward and is committed to the betterment of his Ward and our entire City.  Please feel free to call, send a letter or e-mail your concerns.

Ayers currently serves on the following committees:

  • Regional Planning
  • Airport, Lands & Buildings, Chair
  • Information Systems
  • Jobs & Economic Development, Chair

3rd Ward, Mike Thomas
Term expires 12/31/2015

874 Woodrow Avenue
Marion, Ohio 43302
740-387-8141 (Home)

e-mail:  ward3@marionohio.org

Mike resides at 874 Woodrow Avenue with his wife Phyllis.  Mike has served as your city councilman since 1995. Mike is recently retired from Verizon (formerly GTE) in Marion, Ohio.

Please feel free to call, send a letter or e-mail your concerns.

Mike currently serves on the following committees:

  • Streets & Sewers, Chair
  • Jobs & Economic Development
  • Traffic Commission, Chair

4th Ward, Debbie Blevins
Term expires 12/31/2015

Debbie Blevins
181 Superior
Marion, Ohio 43302
740-383-9894
e-mail: bdlblevins@aol.com
 
Please feel free to call, send a letter or e-mail your concerns.

Debbie currently serves on the following committees:

  • Public Utilities, Chair
  • Streets & Sewers
  • Traffic Commission
  • Legislation, Codes & Regulations

 


5th Ward, John Smith
Term expires 12/31/2015

254 S. State Street
Marion, OH 43302
740-361-1642

email: john.smith24@us.army.mil

John currently sits on the following Committees:

  • Airport, Lands & Buildings
  • Information Systems
  • Public Utilities
  • Zoning & Annexation, Chair

6th Ward, Dale Osborn
Term expires 12/31/2015

682 Harding Road
Marion, Ohio 43302
740-360-2312 - Cell

E-Mail:  dosborn3@roadrunner.com

Dale currently serves on the following committees:

  • Finance
  • Airport, Lands, & Buildings
  • Legislation, Codes & Regulations

 


At Large, Beckie Gustin
Term expires 12/31/2015

623 Concord St
Marion, OH 43302
740-387-5442

e-mail: gusbus10@roadrunner.com

Beckie currenlty sits on the following Committees:

  • Information Systems, Chair
  • Regional Plannng, Chair
  • Zoning & Annexation

     


At Large, Scott Crider
Term expires 12/31/2015

278 E. Center St.
PO Box 6174
Marion, OH 43302

740-341-2350

Email: skcrider@gmail.com

Born and raised in Marion Ohio Harding High School graduate, 1981 Ohio State University, Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Design – Visual Communications, 1987 Full time Sales Specialist with Lowes and Field Services Director with Preservation Ohio.  Community Involvement: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Board and Food Pantry, past Downtown Marion Design Review Board, former Chair, past Board of Trustee with the Marion County Historical Society, Marion Matters Transportation Action Committee and Visioning Marion participant, Ohio Historical Society Member.

I hope to contribute back to Marion a sense of optimism in facing our challenges and improving our city’s image in its marketing to potential employers who provide good stable jobs with benefits especially to enable our younger adults to stay here. I would like to work with other community groups in helping to conquer our drug problem.  I would like to support and foster projects that would help to improve and beautify our neighborhoods. Call me if you have any concerns.

Soctt currently sits on the following Committees:

  • Jobs & Economic Development
  • Municipal Services, Parks & Recreation
  • Regional Planning
  • Streets & Sewers
  • Traffic Commission

At Large, Josh Daniels
Term expires 12/31/2015

446 Reed Ave
Marion, Ohio 43302

email: commissionerdaniels@yahoo.com

Josh currently sits on the following Committees:

  • Finance
  • Legislation, Codes & Regulations, Chair
  • Zoning & Annexation

 


President of Council, Dave Edwards
Term expires 12/31/2015

1072 Bahama Dr
Marion Ohio, 43302
740-360-1442

e-mail:  dndedwards@roadrunner.com

 

 

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Irene Fulton, Clerk of Council            Linda Stzelecki, Clerk Pro Tempore
740-387-4935 (work)                             740-387-3865 (work)
740-244-9637 (cell)                                740-361-3524 (cell)