Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Breaking news: U.S. Rep. Marcia L. Fudge endorses Subodh Chandra for Cuyahoga County prosecutor

Cuyahoga County prosecutor candidate Subodh Chandra, a former federal prosecutor and prior Cleveland law director.

U.S. Rep. Marcia L. Fudge (D-OH)

From the Metro Desk of The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog. Com and Cleveland Urban News.Com (www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com) and (www.clevelandurbannews.com)

CLEVELAND,Ohio– Adding to a growing list of endorsements such as East Cleveland Mayor Gary Norton, Ohio State Sen Nina Turner (D-25), Cleveland Councilpersons Mamie Mitchell and Terrell Pruitt, The Carl Stokes Brigade, The Imperial Women, and Cuyahoga County Councilmen Julian Rogers (D-10), Pernell Jones (D-8), and Dale Miller (D-2) , U.S. Rep. Marcia L. Fudge (D-OH) announced today her support of Subodh Chandra for Cuyahoga County prosecutor.

“Subodh Chandra is the clear choice for county prosecutor,” Fudge said in a press release. “He is honest and committed, and he has the experience and integrity to ensure real reform and change in our justice system.”

Chandra, 44, said that he is grateful to gain the endorsement from a respected community servant and federal legislator like Fudge, who represents Ohio's 11 Congressional District, a predominantly Black district that includes the east side of Cleveland and its eastern suburbs, and a majority Black pocket of Akron and staggering parts of its Summit County suburbs.

She is the only Black in Congress from Ohio and neighboring Kentucky and Tennessee, making her endorsement of Chandra a supreme one.

"Congresswoman Fudge represents a significant number of Cuyahoga County residents in the U.S. House of Representatives,” Chandra said. “The congresswoman and her staff work with them on a daily basis and understand their needs and the challenges they face. I am honored she agrees that I am the candidate who can best administer justice and best serve as Cuyahoga County prosecutor.”

Now in private practice, Chandra is a former Cleveland law director and former federal prosecutor who won a commendation from FBI Director Robert Mueller. He outlines his ambitious agenda to combat
corruption and effect change at www.chandraforprosecutor.com .

Others in the race for county prosecutor for the March 6 Democratic primary are Stephanie Hall, Robert Triozzi, James J. McDonnell and Tim McGinty.

No Republican or Independent took out petitions for the post.

Cleveland, a largely Black major metropolitan city with some 400,000 people, is a municipality of Cuyahoga County, Ohio's largest county among 88 statewide, and the county with the most Blacks, a percentage at roughly 30 percent.