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Cleveland mayoral and city council races of 2017: Councilman Reed, Eric Brewer, state Rep Patmon file petitions to run for Cleveland mayor by deadline, among others seeking to oust Mayor Jackson, and all council members face challengers

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(www.clevelandurbannews.com) / (www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com). Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog with some 4.5 million views on Google Plus alone.Tel: (216) 659-0473 and Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, and who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio. We interviewed former president Barack Obama one-on-one when he was campaigning for president. As to the Obama interview, CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS.


CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM-CLEVELAND, Ohio-The deadline for filing petitions to run this year for Cleveland mayor and for seats on city council was June 29, with incumbent mayor Frank Jackson facing a potential eight challengers, including councilmen Jeff Johnson and Zack Reed, former councilman Bill Patmon, who is now a state representative, former East Cleveland mayor Eric Brewer, and three White candidates who could complicate the Sept. 12 non-partisan primary, the two top vote-getters advancing to the Nov. 7 general election. CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE CUYAHOGA COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS FOR THE LIST OF 2017 CANDIDATES FOR OFFICE

 

Only three candidates, Councilman Johnson, Brandon Chrostowski, who is White and an east side restaurant owner, and Dyrone Smith have been cleared to run for mayor to date by the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, though others including three- term mayor Jackson, Reed,  and Patmon, all of them Black, will likely make the ballot, sources said yesterday.

 

In addition to Mayor Jackson, Reed, Jeff Johnson, Patmon, Smith, Brewer and Crostowski, the other two candidates are, like Chrostowski, White, and are Tony Madalone, and Republican Robert Kilo, who ran in 2009 and came in third behind Patmon, who lost to Jackson in the general election that year.

 

With so many Black candidates against a three-term Black incumbent mayor, a White candidate, either Chostowski, Madalone or Kilo, could win the non-partisan primary, history reveals.

 

The city charter requires 3,000 good signatures of registerd voters to make the ballot to run for mayor, and 200 for city council.

 

Cleveland, which is largely Black with a dwindling population of some 385,000 people, is the second most segregated city in the country behind Boston, the city divided by the Cuyahoga River with Blacks dominating the east side and Whites, the west side, the 17-member city council of which currently has nine White and eight Black members with all of the Blacks representing largely Black east side wards.

 

All 17 coucil membbers are Democrats in highly Democratic Cuyahoga County, the state's second largest county with a 29 percent Black population.

 

The eight Black council persons represent east side wards 1, 2, 4, 5. 6, 7, 9 and 10

 

All 15 of the 17 members of city council not running for mayor face opposition and a crowd of people are running for the Ward 2 council seat Reed is giving up to run for mayor.

 

The Ward 10 seat held by mayoral candidate Jeff Johnsonhas also drew a crowded field of candidates.

 

Those seeking Reed's council seat are Kevin Bishop, Azel Bolden, William Chris Daniel, Geoff Fitch, Carol Ford, Kenya Gray, Debra Lewis-Curlee and the Rev Tony Minor, with Gray, Ford, Daniel and Fitch certified to run, and others, many of whom filed petitions this week, are expected to make the ballot also.

 

And former Ward 10 councilman Eugene Miller, a Jackson ally who now works for the city and who lost the race to Jeff Johnson after redistricting reduced city council from 19 members to 17 in 2013, is running in Ward 10, as is Cuyahoga County Councilman Anthony Hairston, whom Jeff Johnson has tapped to replace him on council.

 

The others seeking the Ward 10 seat are Willie Lewis Britt, Teresa Floyd, Naomi Goolsby, Timothy Henry, Warren Ireland, Rico Dancy, perrenial canidate Freddie Moore, Nicole Wells, Annamaria Cora, and Victoria Trotter.

 

Of the aforementioned in Ward 10 Britt, Floyd, Goolsby, Hairston and Henry have been cleared to run, though Miller and others will likely make the ballot too, sources said yesterday

 

Other surprises in the city council races include former Ward 1 councilman Joe Jones, who, along with council candidate Kimberly Brown, hopes to unseat Terrell Pruitt, a Jackson ally.

 

All three of them have made the ballot.

 

Ward 6 Councilman Blaine Griffin, the former director of the Community Relations Board under Jackson whom city council appointed last month to replace the retiring Mamie Mitchell has drawn six challengers, excluding John Boyd, who lost to  Mitchell twice in previous elections.

 

The others seeking the Ward 6 seat are Lavitta Murray, S. Xavier Allen, Joshua Perkins McHamm, Alonzo Mitchell, Gary Sardon, and Dylan Sellers, a member of the Cleveland Community Police Commission, a watchdog group formed per the consent decree between the city and the U.S. Department of Justice for police reforms.

 

All but Allen and McHamm, who filed their petitions on Wednesday, have been certified for the ballot.

 

In Ward 7 Councilman T.J. Dow will face Basheer Jones, Mansfield Frazier, Demar Sheffy and Daniel Graves for sure, with Russ Gates the only one waiting for approval on his petitions.

 

In the less talked about races of Black council persons, Ward 5 Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland, the majority leader,  longtime Ward 4 councilman Kenneth Johnson. and Ward 9 Councilman Kevin Conwell all face  challengers.

 

To date only Conwell has been cleared to run in the Ward 9 race for council.

 

Three others, Anthony Bolden Keith Hatten and Randy Willis, filed their petitions on the June 29 deadline date to run in Ward 9 and are awaiting possible approval for the ballot by the board of elections.

 

Councilwoman Cleveland filed her petitions June 28 for and is awaiting likely ballot approval, as are potential candidates Frank Kidd and Larry Wanzo, Richard Star of whom is the only one certified in Wardv 5 so far.

 

Councilman Kenneth Johnson is facing seven possible Ward 4 opposition candidates as well as write -in candidate Dontez Taylor.

 

They are Nzogi Adigew, Julie Donaldson, Cecil Ekechukwu, Arnold Shurn, Gail Sparks, Roland Mitchell and LaShorn Caldwell, all but Caldwell, who filed petitions June 29,  of whom have been certified to date for the ballot and the Sept 13 primary election.

 

 

 

(www.clevelandurbannews.com) / (www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com). Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog with some 4.5 million views on Google Plus alone.Tel: (216) 659-0473 and Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, and who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio. We interviewed former president Barack Obama one-on-one when he was campaigning for president. As to the Obama interview, CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS.

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CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS : BREAKING NEWS ARTICLE: Cleveland police officers and detectives fired, including officer Michael Brelo, and six suspended as to the 137 shots deadly shooting of unarmed Blacks Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell.....Not all of the cops that did the shooting were fired....The firings should be vacated the police union says, which likely means arbitration ....A consent decree on police reforms with the city and the DOJ remains....Community activists renew the call for Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty, who shielded 12 of the 13 non-Black cops that did the shooting from criminal charges, to be voted out of office this year, and Congresswoman Fudge wants McGinty gone too.....Common Pleas Judge John O'Donnell acquitted Brelo of manslaughter charges....By www.clevelandurbannews.com editor-in-chief Kathy Wray Coleman

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CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS Vote no on March 15, 2016 to the re-election of Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty (pictured below) Twenty-three years of racist and corrupt McGinty as to 19 years as a common pleas judge and four years as a county prosecutor are enough....He is pro- police, anti-Black, anti -fair and anti-Tamir Rice....Greater Cleveland community activists, including the Imperial Women Coalition, Black on Black Crime Inc, the Carl Stokes Brigade, Puncture the Silence, Revolution Books, Peace in the Hood, the Oppressed People's Nation, the Greater Cleveland Immigrant Support Network, Stop Targeting Ohio's Poor, the Million Women March Cleveland and the Cleveland Chapter of the New Black Panther Party, want him voted out of office, as do the Cleveland NAACP and Congresswoman Marcia Fudge ....Read here what McGinty, who is White, has done to hurt the Black community and others as a judge and as an overzealous and unfair county prosecutor......By www.clevelandurbannews.com editor-in-chief Kathy Wray Coleman



By Cleveland Urban News. Com and the Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog, Ohio's Most Read Online Black Newspaper and Newspaper Blog. Tel: 216-659-0473. Email: editor@clevelandurbannews.com. (www.clevelandurbannews.com) /(www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com). Call us or email us at advertising@clevelandurbannews.com for advertising and your Facebook or other video. Get noticed on the web. The www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com leads all Ohio reporters in readers in Goggle Plus. CLICK HERE TO GO TO KATHY WRAY COLEMAN AT GOOGLE PLUS WHERE SHE HAS SOME 2.5 MILLION INTERNET VIEWS alone.

PASS THIS ON PLEASE ACTIVISTS: Community activists to picket Cleveland News Channel 5 for harassment and defamation against Blacks and activists, harassment of the community allegedly led by News Director Jeff Harris (pictured), who joined the local televisionstation in 2014. Please call (216) 659-0473 if Harris, who is White, or anybody else at Cleveland Channel 5 News has harassed you or defamed you,or email us at editor@cleveland urbannews.com. Harris is reportedly being enlisted by police and Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty to harass outspoken greater Cleveland Black activists, and according to Reporter John Kosich, has agreed to slant stories against the Black community and community activists. Greater Cleveland Black judges and elected officials have also experienced the racist wrath of Harris and Cleveland Channel 5 News, data show. Harris is also accused of taking kickbacks in money to do malicious and false stories against greater Cleveland Blacks and others for corrupt judges, politicians, racist cops, JPMorgan Chase Bank, and others. (By editor-in-chief Kathy Wray Coleman)
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Kathy Wray Coleman is the editor-in-chief at Cleveland Urban News.Com and a 23-year journalist who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio. Coleman covered the presidential election for the Call and Post in 2008, including a one-on-one interview with now president Barack Obama.CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS