Wednesday, November 6, 2013

By Kathy Wray Coleman: Cleveland Judge Marilyn Cassidy retains her seat, Ed Wade wins municipal judgeship in Cleveland in crowded field, East Cleveland Councilman Nate Martin wins, Brandon King, Thomas Wheeler win East Cleveland City Council seats

Newly elected Cleveland Municipal Court Judge
Ed Wade and Cleveland Judge Marilyn Cassidy.
Wade won election to the bench Tuesday night in a crowded field and Cassidy retained her seat against Attorney Anthony Jordan, a former Cleveland chief city prosecutor

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CLEVELAND and EAST CLEVELAND, OHIO- In the two Cleveland Municipal Court races relative to Tuesday's election incumbent Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Marilyn Cassidy retained her seat against Attorney Anthony Jordan, a former chief city prosecutor, and Ed Wade won the other Cleveland judgeship up for grabs in a crowded field of six that also include former common pleas judge Annette Garner Butler, former Cleveland judge Jazmine Torres-Lugo, Scott Roger Hurley, Ruben Pope and Michael Winston.

In East Cleveland, a neighboring majority Black impoverished suburb of Cleveland, Councilman Nate Martin kept his seat and Brandon King won election Tuesday night to the other at large seat.

Thomas Wheeler beat out community activists Ernie Smith and Vidah Saeed to take East Cleveland's Ward 3 seat left vacant after Councilwoman Chantell Lewis opted not to seek reelection.

King and Wheeler were endorsed by East Cleveland Mayor Gary Norton