Zack Reed on Re-election: ‘I Feel Very Blessed’

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CLEVELAND– Despite recent legal issues, voters in Cleveland’s ward 2 have spoken and voted to keep Zack Reed as their councilman.

According to unofficial election results from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, Reed beat his challenger Marcus Henley by a large margin: 83% to 17%

Reed said he is grateful for the support from his constituents despite being convicted of his third OVI this past year.

“I feel very, very blessed,” Reed said.

The embattled councilman said it was eight months ago that he was arrested on that third OVI charge. He believes the work he has done in the ward, like increasing the number of security cameras, helped retain his seat.

He said one of the main issues he will focus on for the next four years is getting more jobs to his ward.

Henley said despite the loss, he is glad he ran.

He said it has been a great experience and it afforded him the opportunity to meet numerous people in the ward.

“It also got me in tune with political issues and the needs of everyday people,” Henley said.

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