Support Local Journalism. Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Posted By on Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 11:07 AM

Local bloggers have been busy collecting info on potential Cuyahoga County executive candidates.

Two more names popped up this week: South Euclid Mayor Georgine Welo and a local businessman named Ken Lanci.

  • Welo
Welo, 51, is a Cleveland native and has been mayor of the East Side 'burb since 2003. The Democrat began her political career there in 1991 when she won a seat on council. A biography of Welo, with plenty of touchy-feely detail, can be found here

Lanci owns two local companies, Consolidated Graphics Group and Consolidated Technologies Group (CTG). On his campaign web site Lanci touts himself as a troubleshooter for failing organizations. He vows not to accept campaign contributions of more than $250, and if elected, to take only $1 of the proposed $175,000 salary.

Local political blog OhioDaily and others have noted Lanci's 2008 campaign contributions to Sarah Palin, but the Plain Dealer writes that Lanci has also given to Dems like former Missouri Congressman Dick Gephardt and Ohio Lt. Governor Lee Fisher.

Lakewood Mayor Ed Fitzgerald threw his hat into the race just before Christmas. Primaries are scheduled for September with a general election to follow in November. — Damian Guevara

Tags: , , , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at [email protected].

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

January 5, 2022

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


© 2022 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 505-8199
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.

Website powered by Foundation