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An interview with Cuyahoga County Democratic Party Vice Chair Blaine Griffin, community relations director for Mayor Jackson, Griffin talks, Obama, voter issues, politics, Dimora's 28 year prison sentence, Griffin is on temporary leave from his city job to head the Cleveland schools 15 mill property tax levy campaign

Blaine Griffin B y Johnette Jernigan and Kathy Wray Coleman Cleveland Urban New.Com ( ) and ( ) CLEVELAND, Ohio- Cleveland Urban News.Com has snagged the exclusive below interview with Blaine Griffin, the highest ranking Black as the elected vice chairperson of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party, and a ranking member of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson's administrative cabinet as the director of the city's community relations board. ( Editor's note : The mayor announced last week that Griffin is on leave until after the November 6 election from his city job to lead the campaign for the 15 mill property tax levy for Cleveland schools that is on the November ballot. Under state law the city mayor controls the schools and appoints the Cleveland Board of Education).  A married father of three Cleveland schools students who lives in the city's Larchmere neighborhood sandwiched by street between

Obama meets with U.S. Reps. Fudge, Kaptor, Sutton, Cuyahoga County Democratic Party Vice Chair Blaine Griffin, others before speech at Tri-C Thursday, former Cleveland NAACP President George Forbes not invited, Obama talks jobs, economy, says Romney has not one substantive economic plan

United States President Barack Obama By Kath y Wray Coleman, Editor, Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com ( ) and ( ) CLEVELAND, Ohio-President Barack Obama gave Cleveland its proper respect and met briefly with about 10 grassroots volunteers and area movers and shakers on Thurs afternoon, moments before his 53 minute speech at the Cuyahoga Community College campus in Cleveland that drew over 1500 people. Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge Of Ohio (D-11-Warrensville Hts. ) Congresswoman Marcy Kaptor Of Ohio (D-9-Toledo) Congresswoman Betty Sutton Of Ohio (D-13-Copley Township) Among the special guests that the president courted before his address to a capacity crowd at Tri-C were Congresswomen Marcia Fudge of Warrensville Hts.  (D-11), Betty Sutton (D-13) of Copley Township, and Toledo's Marcy Kaptor (D-9), and Blaine Griffin, the director of the community rel