Ohio House 10th: Plain Dealer Endorses Jones (D)
The Cleveland Plain Dealer has endorsed Ronnie B. Jones (D-Cleveland) in the crowded Democratic primary in the 10th District of the Ohio House of Representatives, where incumbent Rep. Shirley Jones (D-Cleveland) is term-limited and is running for the Ohio Senate. The editorial board states that Jones "stands out as the most capable" among the seven Democratic contenders:
"Jones, for 33 years a warehouse manager for the Ferro Corp., is making his third run for the Ohio House. He is well-versed on current legislative and budgetary matters, as well as the social issues that will continue to percolate. Jones, 51, is especially concerned with matters pertaining to redevelopment of brownfields, inner-city economic development, senior citizens issues and public education. He is thoughtful and well prepared."The editorial board also praises Jocelyn Travis (D-Cleveland), Bill Newsome Jr (D-Cleveland), and Eugene Miller (D-Cleveland) as candidates who "could serve ably, judging by their history of involvement in local issues as serious activists." In particular, "Travis is especially attractive, given her long involvement in voter registration and empowerment projects." The remaining contenders are Freddie Moore (D-Cleveland), former City Councilman Nelson Cintron Jr (D-Cleveland), and Marilyn Bagley (D-Cleveland). The Cuyahoga County Democratic Party is making no endorsement in the race. The winner of the Democratic primary will face Rosalind McAllister (R-Cleveland) in the general election.