- Associated Press - Thursday, March 5, 2015

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - The widow of Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins says she’ll consider running for election to complete the remaining two years of his term in Ohio’s fourth-largest city.

The 70-year-old Collins died after suffering cardiac arrest last month, just over a year into his first term. His wife, 67-year-old Sandy Drabik, says it’s important that someone finish his work, so she’ll evaluate the possibility of campaigning for mayor.

Collins was an independent. Drabik is a Republican with a law degree who held leadership roles at the Ohio Department of Administrative Services and the University of Toledo.

The city council president, Democrat Paula Hicks-Hudson, became mayor after Collins’ death and will serve until a special election in November. Hicks-Hudson says she’s considering whether to campaign to keep the seat.

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