Sunday, September 11, 2016

Ohio: East Cleveland Mayor and City Council President facing December 6 recall; Third recall election in a year for Council President Wheeler

Petitioners handed in over 600 valid signatures against Mayor Gary Norton and City Council President Thomas Wheeler (they needed 560), though the recall won't make the November ballot. It will be held on December 6. The issue is likely the merger of discussion between East Cleveland and Cleveland (which was called a non-starter by the City Council President.

This is the third recall vote that Wheeler is facing -- he survived a recall in December 2015 (112-136), in June 2016 (127-139).

Norton is facing a reelection race in 10 months (he hasn't announced if he is running). This city may be voting on a charter amendment to make recalls tougher to get on the ballot.

The election should cost between $25,000-$30,000.

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