This ended badly in the Bible
It may not be a Cain-and-Able type of ending, but the relationship between brothers Lowell and James Krumnow is about to be tested by the potentially vicious circus of local politics. James, a city councilman in Elmore, Ohio, is challenging Lowell, the town’s incumbent mayor, in next month’s mayoral election.
The two men are “courteous” to each other but not exactly close personally, according to the Toledo Blade. And, Councilman Rick Claar says they are “polar opposites” in politics. “Lowell is very progressive. He tries to do different things,” Claar told the Blade. “Jim does not like to see change. He likes the status quo.”
James Krumnow told the Blade he put his name on the Nov. 8 ballot at the request of some residents in the Ottawa County community, population roughly 1,400, because the village is ready for a change. Lowell Krumnow disagrees and thinks the people of Elmore will give him another term.
Neither brother blasted the other before an audience of fewer than a dozen residents at a recent meet-the-candidates night, according to the Blade. However, they didn’t completely spare each other political and personal criticism. James Krumnow said he was the one who did most of the work around the house when they were young. Mayor Krumnow said his brother doesn’t regularly attend council or committee meetings, to which Councilman Krumnow said his job, working nights in maintenance at H.J. Heinz in Fremont, comes first, but that he attends most council meetings.
Both Krumnow brothers say they plan to take a low-key approach to their campaigns, and they have no need to have their names plastered on placards. “Elmore is a small town,” Councilman Krumnow said. “Everyone knows us.”
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