Fudge Wins Primary for 11th District

Oct 15, 2008 News-Herald.com

Unofficial results from the Cuyahoga County Elections Board indicated that with all 645 precincts precincts counted, Fudge received 10,753 votes, and was followed by Jeffrey Johnson of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus who garnered 2,028 votes.

Also running for the 11th District seat were Gerald C. Henley, 136 votes; Carolyn R. Johnson, 690 votes; Nathaniel Martin, 138 votes; Isaac Powell, 162 votes; Frank Rives,155 votes; Sean Ryan, 241 votes; and Thomas J. Wheeler, 175 votes.

Fudge will face another special election against James Germalic, an independent, on Nov. 18 with the winner going on to complete Tubbs Jones’ term ending Jan. 3. Fudge, who was nominated by local Democrats to be the party’s nominee for a new two-year term starting next year, is facing Republican Thomas Pekarek in the Nov. 4 election.

Tubbs Jones, 58, died Aug. 20 after suffering a brain hemorrhage caused by a ruptured aneurysm. She was a former Cuyahoga County common pleas court judge and county prosecutor who served five, two-year terms in Ohio’s 11th Congressional District. The 11th District includes Euclid and Richmond Heights, plus parts of Lyndhurst and Mayfield Heights. Fudge was a former chief of staff for Tubbs Jones.

“I think it’s a great honor,” Fudge said late Tuesday night. “Certainly, she (Tubbs Jones) was my friend. I really believe I can continue her work. I was really close to all the issues she was about. I feel very excited about it, and I look forward to the challenge.”

 

Marcia Fudge chosen to fill Democratic slot on ballot

Sep 25, 2008   Cleveland Jewish News.com

Warrensville Heights Mayor Marcia Fudge is not exactly a new face for the Northeast Ohio Jewish community.

But now that Fudge is poised to take a seat in the next Congress in January, representing the 11th Congressional District, Jewish activists will no doubt make a point of getting to know her better and make sure she becomes more familiar with issues important to the Jewish community.

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