CLEVELAND (WJW)– Cleveland City Council President Kevin J. Kelley announced he is running for mayor during a news conference at Cleveland City Hall on Thursday.
Kelley has served on city council since 2005, representing parts of Old Brooklyn and the Stockyard neighborhood.
“This is the most important mayoral election of our lifetime,” Kelley said. “We are coming out of a pandemic that has afflicted thousands of Clevelanders, taken more than 400 Clevelanders’ lives, left countless unemployed, and caused a deep recession, our second in just over 10 years. Navigating these challenges requires not only big ideas, but the knowledge, experience, and commitment to put those ideas to work. That is what I offer Cleveland.”
Kelley spent the last several weeks hosting a virtual neighborhood listening tour in the city’s 17 wards.