Early voting began, Tuesday, and some Lucas County voters will choose candidates in the Toledo city council at-large race.
We profile two of those candidates in this "Give Us an Idea" segment.
Both are local men who believe revitalizing Toledo's neighborhoods is important and both are sitting council members.
"It's been an absolute dream."
Adam Martinez is a 34 -year old commerical real estate agent. He's a Democrat who has served on city council for four years.
He met us at a new building he's renovating at New York Avenue and Summit Street. It will become a 36-apartment, senior living center. It is Martinez' way of improving Toledo.
Martinez told 13abc reporter, Bill Horman, "I wanted to stand up and say, I believe in our neighborhoods and I'm willing to take a risk."
Martinez will spend $200,000 renovating the building to create safe, affordable homes for people.
On council, he's pushed legislation getting micro-loans for owners of very small businesses so they can grow and hire employees.
And when we asked him to "Give Us an Idea" why he should be elected, Martinez says his commitment to businesses and neighborhoods sets him apart.
He says, "I ran four-years ago being pro-business, pro-neighborhoods, pro-Toledo and I think I kept those promises."
"I tell everybody it's a part-time job but a full-time commitment."
Shaun Enright is a 34-year old Democrat, a union organizer who was appointed to council back in February.
Enright met us outside city council chambers because he wants to *win* his seat, this time.
Crime and domestic violence issues are important, to him, but so are stable neighborhoods.
He told 13abc reporter Bill Hormann, "We've done a great job tearing down the houses; now, we have to change roles of building the houses back up and it's challenging.'
Enright still lives in the neighborhood he grew up in and he "Gives Us the Idea" that that close connection makes him accessible.
Enright says, "You get phone calls on everything from a tree falling down to, hey, this business is thinking about leaving, to everything in between."
Twelve candidates are running for six at-large seats. You can vote for both Adam Martinez and Shaun Enright. It's up to you to learn more about these candidates but Adam and Shaun have "Given Us an Idea" on why they should be elected, in November.