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In Cleveland, it's Johnson vs. Miller -- and perhaps Martin -- in November
Cleveland council is shrinking and alliances are coming into play
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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Tuesday’s nonpartisan primary matched two incumbent Cleveland City Council members against each other. And as WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports, they’ll be matched up against each other again in eight weeks.

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Cleveland is losing population which means, this year, it’s losing two ward council seats. And the new boundaries drawn largely by Council President Martin Sweeney would appear to favor one of his allies, Eugene Miller.

But that wasn’t the case during Tuesday’s primary. Jeff Johnson, new to some 80 percent of the voters in the redrawn ward, bested Miller by more than 200 votes.

Johnson says the issues in his old ward and the new one are familiar ones.

“The housing crisis definitely and crime are the top two issues, and followed closely by economic development and jobs.”

He says his method of campaigning for the November election – when he and Miller have a runoff -- will also be familiar: door-to-door.

Miller could not be reached for comment. This week, Cuyahoga County Board of Elections referred to the county prosecutor the question of whether Miller falsified his address in a convoluted move to block Johnson from getting the Democratic Party’s endorsement this summer.

 

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