By Jessica Chavi Cohen
On September 14th , Cleveland Heights will vote for its first mayor in over 100 years. This is a critical election with tremendous consequences for the future of our city. Only one candidate is qualified to lead Cleveland Heights as mayor: Barbara Danforth.
Cleveland Heights is a municipality with an over $50 million operating budget, over 400 employees, and about 40,000 residents. Barbara is an experienced CEO and served as a leader in city, county, and state governments. As the former Chief Prosecutor for the City of Cleveland – she knows how to get criminals off the streets and keep our neighborhoods safe. She is respected by the Cleveland Heights police department. No other candidate has the leadership, legal, or public safety experience that Barbara has. Barbara knows how to work with businesses and will focus on the economic development projects our city needs to succeed: Tudor-Taylor, Severance and more. As a lawyer and a recognized leader, she will be a tough advocate for our community to ensure the Cleveland Heights University Heights School District does not neglect Millikin School in the heart of our neighborhood. Barbara knows how to manage complex multimillion dollar budgets, hundreds of employees, and large organizations. None of the other candidates have that experience or knowledge.
This election is too important to sit by and let the other two candidates – with much less experience and leadership abilities – to take the lead.
Barbara understands and respects our community. She has lost endorsements from local liberal political groups for her moderate views on social issues. Barbara is committed to representing our interests and has the support of the Jewish Voters Association (JVote). This is a critical primary where only two of the three candidates will proceed to the general election in November. We need to make sure Barbara advances to the general election and wins.
JVOTE is the organization dedicated to representing the Orthodox Jewish community residing in Cleveland Heights. Our mission is to build bridges with our local government, elected representatives and fellow citizens to educate them on those issues and needs important to our community. JVote has endorsed Barbara as the best candidate to represent the frum community’s interests when elected as mayor of Cleveland Heights. JVote’s endorsement of Shontel Brown for U.S. Congress and our work to ensure her primary election win demonstrated the power of our communal vote. We need to demonstrate that strength again by voting for Barbara Danforth on September 14th.
If you have questions about Barbara Danforth or to request a lawn sign for your front lawn – email JVote613@gmail.com.
For questions about voting – email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about Barbara at www.barbaradanforthforCHMayor.com.
Learn more about JVote at www.jvote.org.