Former councilman Zack Reed announces bid for Cleveland mayor

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Posted at 7:45 AM, Mar 22, 2021

CLEVELAND — Former Cleveland City Councilman Zack Reed announced Monday that he’s running for Cleveland’s next mayor.

Reed, who stepped down recently from his role as Minority Affairs Coordinator with the Ohio Secretary of State, made the announcement on Twitter.

“I grew up in Cleveland. I have been in every neighborhood and probably every street,” said Reed. “I am running for Mayor to make a difference in the lives of real people throughout this city.”

Under Frank LaRose, Reed helped launch the "Styling for Democracy. Now Vote," a partnership with barbershops, salons and schools to encourage members of the community to vote and sign up to be a poll worker.

In 2017, Reed unsuccessfully ran for mayor of Cleveland against Frank Jackson, who at the time was seeking a historic fourth term.

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