Tuesday, December 06, 2016
BULLETIN: East Cleveland voters recall mayor, council president
East Cleveland citizens today recalled Mayor Gary Norton by a margin of twenty votes, 548-528. A recount is likely.
Council President Thomas Wheeler was also recalled by Ward 3 voters, 229-211.
If upheld, these results likely mean Brandon King will be the next mayor of East Cleveland. King is currently vice president of the city’s five-person council. Had Wheeler survived the recall, he would have been in line to become mayor.
If King becomes mayor, the remaining three council members — Barbara Thomas, Joie Graham, and Nathaniel Martin — would select two residents to fill the vacancies.