Jim O'Bryan: Lakewood's Unconventional Mayoral Hopeful


You may recall a September story that mentioned Lakewood’s scramble to address its line of mayoral succession in the event that Ed FitzGerald won the race to be Cuyahoga’s first county executive.

The wee problem: Nobody else wanted the Lakewood post.

Now that FitzGerald has locked up the county job beginning in January, Lakewood has stepped up its hunt to fill his chair. Council President Kevin Butler put out the call for applicants before the election, but his plea yielded only a lackluster cast of unknowns.

A second call yielded a couple of new entries this week.