There are now (at least) 16 people who want to be the mayor of Cleveland

There are now (at least) 16 people who want to be the mayor of Cleveland
Cleveland City Hall (Source: WOIO)

DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The race for mayor of Cleveland is getting pretty crowded with two more candidacy announcements Wednesday.

Keeping track with the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, the list of people who have signed out nomination papers is up to 16. These are people who have said they have the intention of running for mayor. They have until June 29 to turn in all paperwork including the 3,000 signatures from voters to the BOE to be verified.

As of now only one candidate has done so, Cleveland City Councilman Jeff Johnson.

Of the list of 16 who have taken out the paperwork -- as of Tuesday -- voters may notice absent on the list are three who said they are running, including:

  • Current Mayor Frank Johnson
  • City Councilman Zach Reed
  • former East Cleveland Mayor Eric Brewer

This will be, by far, the largest primary field Mayor Jackson has faced since being elected mayor back in 2005.

Candidates who have filed for nomination papers as of Tuesday:

  • James Jerome
  • Brandon Edwin Chrostowski
  • Brian S. Costa
  • Kevin Cronin
  • Angela Y. Davis
  • Barbara A. DeBerry
  • Ja'Ovvoni Garrison
  • Marcus Henley
  • Jeff Johnson
  • Robert M. Kilo
  • Camry Kincaid
  • Robert Owens
  • Ricky L. Pittman
  • Renee Saunders
  • Landry M. Simmons Jr
  • Flint J. Williams Jr

Websites for the candidates:


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