News Home
Quick Bites
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
On AirNewsClassical
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Don Drumm Studios

Hennes Paynter Communications

Hospice of the Western Reserve

For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )

Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Government and Politics

Zack Reed gets an overwhelming win in Cleveland council primary
He says voters know the difference between personal problems and serving the city

Web Editor
M.L. Schultze
Zack Reed says voters understand he's kept doing his job
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

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.

LISTEN: Zack Reed is Tuesday's big winner

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:15)

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:

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.



Add Your Comment


E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook

Stories with Recent Comments

Kasich campaign evokes dark images of a Trump presidency

Backers of legalizing marijuana in Ohio promise to be back in 2016
We should be aloud to grow more than 4 plants and not have to register with the state considering it will be a free market.

Akron says it's had no second thoughts about welcoming refugees
What business does Councilman Neal own on North Hill? I'd love to support him. I am so glad to have the refugees in our neighborhood. I have lived here for 25 ...

Scarborough says the University of Akron is trying to rebuild relationships
In order for the University of Akron to grow and become a desirable place for students across Ohio and elsewhere, it must address the crime problem in the Akron...

Ohio Sen. Cliff Hite wants to end pay-to-play sports fees at Ohio's schools
You can bet Hite and Husted will also rush to the rescue of the Academic Challenge team, the speech-and-debate squad, the Science Olympians and the chess club. ...

Ohio lawmakers consider new gun bills
States that have gun restrictions/cities have reduced gun violence is false. CHICAGO has some of the toughest gun laaws/restrictions but yet fun violence is off...

Cleveland's public transit system considers fare increase for 2016
I work with individuals with disabilities. Yes some of my folks need more help than the average person. As a whole, the group I work with however can manuver ju...

Community group sues to re-open part of Wadsworth hospital
My father was part of the founding group of citizens which started the "new" Wadsworth/Rittman Hospital. For some reason the leadership for the future of the ho...

The Cleveland Museum of Art presents painters who loved their gardens
brilliant masterpiece, Greetings from

Copyright © 2015 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University