Longtime Councilman Announces Retirement

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Councilman Jay Westbrook (Photo Credit: City of Cleveland)

Councilman Jay Westbrook (Photo Credit: City of Cleveland)

Councilman Jay Westbrook (Photo Credit: City of Cleveland)

CLEVELAND — A longtime Cleveland city councilman is retiring after 30 years of serving the mid-west side.

Jay Westbrook will not seek re-election in November. He represents Ward 16, an area that consists of Denison, West Boulevard, Cudell and Edgewater neighborhoods.

His current term ends on December 31, 2013.

Westbrook was first sworn in as a council member in 1980 and has been re-elected nine times. He served as President of City of Council for 10 years from 1990-1999.

During his tenure, the councilman worked alongside four mayors: George Voinovich, Michael R. White, Jane Campbell and Frank G. Jackson.

Westbrook was also a founder of the Ohio Public Interest Campaign (now called Ohio Citizen Action), a statewide citizens organization with more than 350,000 members.

To read more about Councilman Westbrook, click HERE.

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