Cindric, Falcone Win Thompson Trustee Seats
November 8, 2023 by Ann Wishart

Joe Cindric and Justin Falcone won the race for two Thompson Township trustee seats in the Nov. 7 election.

Joe Cindric and Justin Falcone won the race for two Thompson Township trustee seats in the Nov. 7 election.

Cindric, who was appointed to fill an empty seat in August, ran to complete two years of a four-year term.

Falcone ran against incumbent Al Safick Jr. and candidate Patrick Dwyer, and Cindric defeated candidate Joseph Jirousek.

Cindric garnered 478 votes and Jirousek received 396 votes, according to the final unofficial results of the Geauga County Board of Elections.

Falcone received 469 votes, Safick received 118 votes and Dwyer won 287 votes, according to the final unofficial results.

“I’m glad I won. It was a hard-fought campaign,” Cindric said Tuesday night.

Since being appointed to the board, he has been working to replace the administration building.

“It’s been neglected too long. It will be cheaper to put up a new one,” he said. “Hopefully, we can turn Thompson around and make it better.”

Falcone said he believes he won by hitting the streets.

“I did a lot of door-to-door campaigning. I went to more than 150 houses and listened to the people,” he said. “I’m happy the people made it clear who they want to lead the township. I want to keep people involved in trustees’ decisions. I’m looking forward to working with the other two trustees.”