Ed FitzGerald reclines, relaxed, methodically taking notes as though he were culling together arrows for his political quiver.
He glances up periodically to scan the reactions of the 125 Athens County Democratic Party members gathered at the local American Legion hall listening to area favorite Debbie Phillips introduce the man who will challenge Ohio Gov. John Kasich this November.
Athens County Democrats haven’t gathered a crowd so large for a party dinner since another local favorite, Ted Strickland, was running for governor in 2006. The doors to Post 21 have been flung open to allow in the cool Saturday night [...]Full Story... →
The first denial anyone has ever heard regarding the rampant rumors that Bill Mason is about to resign comes from one of his former prosecutors, Lakewood Mayor Ed Fitzgerald, currently running for County Executive.
I ran into Fitzgerald at a taping for Bob Conklin’s show on Time Warner local access, In The Spotlight, where I appear as a panelist with the PD’s Henry Gomez (!!!). ?Fitzgerald was Conklin’s first interview, and on his way out of the studio, I asked him if he planned to run for prosecutor when Bill Mason resigns. Fitzgerald laughed, hard, then paused, then said [...]Full Story... →
The candidates are jumping in fast and furious. ? I remember Ed Fitzgerald from his tenure in Cuyahoga County Young Dems. ?Wasn’t impressed. ?I suppose he’ll be vying for the big downtown money that would normally go to Joe Cimperman, which means Cimperman has a decision to make, quick. ?Add Fitzgerald to Republican, current non-Cuyahoga County resident Matt Dolan.
What are Fitzgerald’s chances? ?Mediocre, and if Cimperman gets in, less than mediocre.Full Story... →