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Thursday, October 10, 2013
Political Junkie Bites: Ohio 8th District Black Caucus; Rev. Leah Lewis; and more
Cleveland Board of Education candidates set to debate this Saturday
The Ohio 8th House District Black Caucus is
sponsoring a debate among candidates for the East Cleveland school board this
Saturday, October 12 from 2:30-4:30PM at the East Cleveland Public Library,
14101 Euclid Ave.
Tiffany Fisher, Abdul Shaheed Jabbaar, Eve
Lynn Westbrooks and Juan Wyley II
are seeking one of the two seats up for election. Westbrooks is an incumbent.
216.659.4619 for more information.
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Lewis appointed to Highland Hills Council
Rev. Leah C. K. Lewis
The Rev. Leah K. Lewis, former assistant to
the pastor for community engagement at Olivet Institutional Baptist Church, was
appointed August 1 to fill the seat vacated by former Councilwoman Patricia DeBerry.
is on the November ballot to complete DeBerry’s unexpired term. Geovona E. Greene is also seeking to
wrest the seat from Lewis.
In an odd twist, DeBerry is now running unopposed for a four-year term
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All declared 2014 County Exec candidates in Cleveland
Democratic Club is having an informational session at 7PM tonight regarding the
school and county issues on next month’s ballot. Many of the city council and
school board candidates are expected to attend.
meeting will be held at the Cleveland heights Community Center at the
intersection of Mayfield Road and Monticello Boulevard.
attendees include all three of the Democrats who have declared their intent to
run for County Executive next year: State
Senator Shirley Smith, State Rep. Armond Budish, and former county sheriff Bob Reid.
addition to whatever interpersonal dynamics that trio may trigger, there will
be presentations on three ballot issues: the CH-UH school bond issue, and the
County Health and Human Services and Cleveland Port Levies.
days and counting until the polls close.