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Former Cleveland councilman Zack Reed steps down from job with Ohio Secretary of State

Jackson and Reed to face-off in Nov. election
Posted at 3:22 PM, Mar 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-12 15:22:22-05

CLEVELAND — Former Cleveland City Councilman Zack Reed confirmed Friday that he has stepped down from his role as Minority Affairs Coordinator with the Ohio Secretary of State's office.

When asked if he plans to run again for Cleveland mayor, he issued the following statement:

"It's been an honor to serve at the Ohio Secretary of State's office for the last two years as Minority Affairs Coordinator. Today I stepped down from my roll to continue to explore my political future and prioritize the needs of the Cleveland community. I look forward to focusing my time on the specific needs of this great city I get to call home."

Under 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.

Zack Reed stands with Frank LaRose.

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

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