Cleveland Politics

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Councilwoman Jasmin Santana shares motivations for running for City Council at Faith Swearing In Ceremony

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, March 2018)     Ward 14 Councilwoman Jasmin Santana, the first female Hispanic to be elected to Cleveland City Council, was sworn in at a Faith Swearing In, Ceremony held in the Family Ministry Center on Fulton Road, on February 23, 2018. Following the swearing in by Rev. Eliezer Negrón of … Continue reading

2017 – A terrible year for democracy here

by Roldo Bartimole (Plain Press, January 2018)                      As we slide toward the end of 2017 it’s hard to see this as a year of progress or advancement. Quite the opposite. Yes, Cleveland elected the familiar, if not exciting, Frank Jackson for a record four-year, fourth term. A Cleveland caretaker mayor. Not the first nor … Continue reading

Mayor Frank Jackson shares his post-election priorities for governing the City of Cleveland

EDUCATION, PUBLIC SAFETY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, December 2017)      In a post-election press conference with neighborhood and community newspapers, Mayor Frank Jackson said he hoped that everyone in Cleveland would be able to participate in improvements in the quality of life and the progress of the city. To that end, … Continue reading

Cleveland Truth Commission hears testimony at a day-long session in effort to put poverty on trial

(Plain Press, November 2017)      The movement to End Poverty Now continued its efforts in Greater Cleveland with a Cleveland Truth Commission on Poverty held at Franklin Circle Church in Ohio City on October 14th. The Truth Commission on Poverty was billed as “putting poverty on trial.” A statement in the program for the event, … Continue reading

Candidates respond to Plain Press candidate questionnaire

(Plain Press, November 2017)      The Plain Press sent out candidate questionnaires to both mayoral candidates as well as City Council candidates in Ward 3, Ward 11, Ward 12, Ward 14 and Ward 15. Only two candidates responded – Ward 3 City Council Candidate Logan E. Fahey and Ward 14 City Council Candidate Jasmin Santana. Below … Continue reading

Plain Press November 2017 Edition


November 2017 Plain Press – PDF

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General Election ballot will feature a variety of candidates and issues

(Plain Press, October 2017) The upcoming General Election will feature contests for the position of Mayor of Cleveland and all seventeen positions on Cleveland City Council. There are positions in our court system and local and state issues on the ballot as well. Early voting begins on October 11th. The General Election will be held … Continue reading

Ward 14 candidates answer questions at Community Forum

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, September 2017)     Three out of the five candidates for the Ward 14 City Council seat attended a candidates’ community forum on August 22nd at the W. 58th Street Church of God. The thirty people in attendance were given an opportunity to submit questions to the candidates and listen to their … Continue reading

Cleveland Primary Election set for September 12 – early voting begins August 15th

(Plain Press, September 2017)     The City of Cleveland will have a primary election on September 12th.  Polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Early voting began on August 15th. Those wishing to vote early can go to the Board of Elections at 2925 Euclid Avenue. You can visit them online at … Continue reading