Kent City Council sees face-off in Tuesday’s election

Brittany Rees

While the rest of the candidates for Tuesday’s Kent City Council election are running unopposed, Ward 1’s incumbent councilman Garret Ferrara is facing off against local designer Kenneth McGregor.

According to a guide published by the Record-Courier and the League of Women Voters in Kent, Kent State alum and 48-year-old financial advisor Ferrara listed his top concerns if re-elected as pedestrian access and road repair. McGregor said he is concerned with snow removal and Kent’s carbon footprint.

Ferrara has served on Kent’s City Council for 16 years and earned his master’s in business administration from Kent State. McGregor attended Kent State for two years before finishing his degree at the Cooper Union School of Art in New York City. McGregor also stated his experience as a designer and publisher would lend itself to the Ward 1 councilman position.

Voting for Ward 1 council, as well as other city, county and state issues, takes place Tuesday.

Brittany Rees is a city reporter for The Kent Stater. Contact her at [email protected].