Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Richmond Heights Mayoral candidates square off tonight

Candidates for city council, school board also on program

It has been well over a decade since any one has stepped up to challenge Richmond Heights Mayor Daniel Ursu for city leadership.

This year, three distinctly different candidates are seeking to oust Ursu, who is seeking his seventh term. The challengers are city council members Miesha Headen and Eloise Henry and businessman Dawud [“David”] Ali.

The Cuyahoga League of Women Voters is co-sponsoring a forum tonight at 7PM to introduce the candidates for local elections who will be on the Nov. 5 ballot. The forum will feature candidates for mayor, city council, and the Richmond Heights Board of Education.

Headen raised the interest level in tonight’s event by her claim that Ursu and Ali are colluding in a municipal sweetheart deal as well as a conspiracy to dilute the vote to insure Ursu’s reelection bid.

The forum will take place at the Richmond Heights Secondary School-Middle School Gym, 447 Richmond Road.* It is co-sponsored by the local chapter of the American Association of University Women.

All candidates, with the exception of one school board aspirant, have confirmed their attendance.

* Change from original venue.

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