Showing posts with the label Election 2015 in Ohio and Cuyahoga County

Ohio voters reject marijuana legalization Issue 3 but statewide Issue 1, a redistricting process for state legislative districts, passes.... Blacks are winners and losers with Cleveland Judge Pauline Tarver losing to colleague Judge Ed Wade, and Cleveland Judge James Hewitt losing to the Sweeney name.... Annette Blackwell wins by a landslide for mayor in Maple Heights and is its first Black mayor, and Ruth Gray loses for mayor in South Euclid, Ohio....Deborah Turner loses for judge in Bedford, and Bedford Heights Mayor Fletcher Berger is reelected....Una Kennon and Dr. Mary Rice win East Cleveland Board of Education seats and Barbara Thomas and Joie Graham win for East Cleveland City Council..... Warrensville Heights Mayor Brad Sellers, a former NBA basketball player and political protege of Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge, runs unopposed....By Cleveland Urban News.Com Editor-in-Chief Kathy Wray Coleman

Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Ed Wade, who ousted Cleveland Judge Pauline Tarver in a close race Tuesday night Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Pauline Tarver , a former executive director of the Cleveland NAACP who has said that she was a target of the establishment for standing up against the purported mistreatment of select Black judges on the largely Black 13-member Cleveland Municipal Court.  Annette Blackwell, who won over councilman Bill Brownlee by a  landslide Tuesday night for mayor of Maple Heights,  a Cleveland suburb that is 68 percent Black. Blackwell is the city's first Black mayor. By Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, Cleveland Urban News. Com and the Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog, Ohio's Most Read Online Black Newspaper and Newspaper Blog. Tel: 216-659-0473. Email: . Coleman is a 22-year political, legal and investigative journalist who trained for 17 years, and under six different editors, including Co