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Frank Jackson, Zack Reed go head-to-head in Cleveland mayoral race

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson speaks at a campaign rally Tuesday night after winning the majority of the vote. (Source: WOIO) Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson speaks at a campaign rally Tuesday night after winning the majority of the vote. (Source: WOIO)
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

The first leg of the Cleveland mayoral election is complete, and according to reports, incumbent Frank Jackson is the clear front runner.

"This is about the future of Cleveland. This is about the people in the City of Cleveland. And we intend to go into November at a high pace, we’re gonna escalate what we’re doing," said Jackson at a campaign rally Tuesday night.

Here are the results, according to the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections:

  • Frank Jackson  --  38.7%
  • Zack Reed  --  21.9%

These percentages represent both absentee ballots and 389 out of 389 voting precincts.

Jackson is running for a fourth unprecedented term as mayor of Cleveland. He has held this position for over a decade.

The top two, Jackson and Reed, will move on to a run-off.

"Today we sent a message across the city, from Kamms Corner to Collinwood to Mount Pleasant to Glenville," said Reed at a campaign rally. "62 percent of the city sent the message that they didn't want Frank Jackson as mayor."

Just over 32,000 people from Cleveland voted in Tuesday's election.

City council member Zack Reed has been on council since 2001.

Cleveland's losing mayoral candidates include:

James Jerome Bell (write-in)
Eric J. Brewer  
Brandon Edwin Chrostowski
Robert M. Kilo
Camry S. Kincaid -Write in
Tony Madalone
Bill Patmon
Dyrone W. Smith

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