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

Levin Furniture

The Holden Arboretum


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


FitzGerald walks away from Cuyahoga treasurer nominee
Democratic gubernatorial candidates says he didn't have the council votes needed for confirmation
Story by NICK CASTELE


 
Ed FitzGerald withdraws him nominee for treasurer after concerns arise about her role as landlord.
Courtesy of File photo
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald, the Democratic candidate for Ohio governor, has withdrawn his nominee for county treasurer after Cleveland.com raised questions about properties she owned. For Ohio Public Radio, WCPN’s Nick Castele has more.

LISTEN: Castele on dumped nominee

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:30)


Cuyahoga County Council was supposed to hold a confirmation hearing for Jeannet Wright this week. She’s acting treasurer, and FitzGerald had nominated her to take the job permanently.

But hours before the meeting, FitzGerald pulled the nomination.

Wright’s candidacy seemed to be coming apart after Cleveland.com published reports suggesting she belatedly disclosed to the county that she was making money as a landlord from several houses she owned. That disclosure is required by county ethics policy. 

FitzGerald hasn’t publicly explained his decision to drop her nomination. His spokesman is saying only that they dropped the nomination because they didn’t have the votes from County Council.

But council is pointing the finger back at FitzGerald. Council President C. Ellen Connally, a fellow Democrat, on the withdrawal:

“It was the executive’s decision to make,” Connally said. “He nominates, he can withdraw.”

And Republican Jack Schron, who’s running to replace FitzGerald as Cuyahoga County executive, said:

“I hope he brings forth another candidate that he’s comfortable with, and we’d be more than happy to look at that candidate.”

Wright herself sent a statement to Cleveland.com late Tuesday saying she did disclose rental income earlier this year, but that she also hadn’t been sure if ethics rules about disclosing outside employment applied to landlords. 

FitzGerald has until mid-July to find a new pick for treasurer.

 

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

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


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook



Stories with Recent Comments

Three exonerated of murder convictions from 18 years ago
Thanks heavens that none of them have been condemned to death. This alons should convince the USA to join the civilized world by abolishing the death penalty. E...

Kombucha: a sweet business brewed with fermented tea
Stevia is not an artificial sweetener. It is a plant. I have one growing in my sunroom. The leaves are dried and added to teas. It's harvested commercially and...

Bringing back ballet in Cleveland
I do think Ballet in Cleveland is doing good things, but the fact that director says "When we have flourishing companies like the New York City Ballet and the A...

Report confirms some Vietnam veterans may have been exposed to Agent Orange
was in nam 1969 exposed va stated lost medical records was in lawsuit from 197? till settled 0 $ 2010 ? said all nam vets will get back disability till 198? jus...

Mentorship grant program redefines "faith-based" provision
Can't anyone have values, beliefs, and morals anymore? How is it anymore unconstitutional for a school partner with a "faith-based" organization than any other ...

Exploradio: The challenge of finding a healthy balance with technology
Thank you, Jeff, for another well done Exploradio. I always learn something interesting about what is happening in NE Ohio.

Northeast Ohio's transgender community rallies around restroom issue
A good first step would be for Cleveland to require restaurants to have a public restroom. Cleveland is the only city I've ever been in where restaurants somet...

Vapor shops say tobacco tax hikes could hit them hard
Maybe you should be DOING a study, since every time you've tried to villianize them all that's happened was the opposite. I'm not a fan of alcohol that's flavor...

New law gives access to birth records to Ohio adoptees
Can siblings also look for their missing brother or sister? And how do we go about it?

Ida McKinley's tiara comes home, with the help of "Pawn Stars"
I donated to the fund to keep the tiara at the museum where I believe it belongs. I took my 16 year old granddaughter to the showing I dont think it will be som...

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