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Zack Reed gets an overwhelming win in Cleveland council primary
He says voters know the difference between personal problems and serving the city
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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Zack Reed says voters understand he's kept doing his job
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A few months ago, Cleveland City Council President Martin Sweeney was suggesting Zack Reed resign. But WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports the Ward 2 councilman was the one of the biggest winners of the primary night, Tuesday and fully intends to stay put.

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Cleveland City Councilman Zack Reed reports to jail in two weeks to begin serving 10 days for his third DUI. He goes knowing that he needs help, and  that to Tuesday’s voters, at least, his DUI’s do not   matter. Reed got more than 900 votes, besting all three of the people running against him – combined -- by a margin of 5-1.

Complete Cuyahoga County election results:
http://boe.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/RaceResultsAll.aspx

Reed says a voter he met just before the polls closed summed it up best.

“She said that’s your own personal life, but you have done a very good job as councilman of our ward and therefore I came up to vote for you. “

Doing a good job, Reed says, begins with returning constituents calls..

“They’re not calling you simply because they don’t have anything to do that day but call their council person. They’re calling you because there’s a need in their life and they believe that you as a councilman can fulfill that need. And even if you can’t fulfill their need, they’re at least saying please respect me and call me back.”

Still, because the city charter requires a runoff in November between each ward’s  top two vote getters, Reed will be facing Marcus Henley in eight weeks. Henley got 82 votes to Reeds 904.

 

 

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