Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Ohio: East Cleveland Mayor and City Council President ousted

First reports are out that East Cleveland Mayor Gary Norton Jr. (548-528) and City Council President Thomas Wheeler (229-211) both lost their recall vote on Tuesday. This was Wheeler's third recall -- he survived one in December and June. This was the first time that Norton faced a recall (he was elected in 2009 and reelected in 2013).

The vice president of the city council Brandon King will become mayor, and the council will appoint replacements for Wheeler and King.

The issue was a debate over bankruptcy or merging with Cleveland.

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