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Connally retiring as head of Cuyahoga Council
Already retired judge says there's life beyond politics
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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M.L. Schultze
 
C. Ellen Connally says her days will be devoted to books and lectures, not politics.
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Cuyahoga County Council President C. Ellen Connally will not run for re-election in November. 

Connally announced today she’s done with politics. A retired Cleveland municipal judge, she said after 30 years in public office, she’s ready to do other things. 

Connally told Cleveland.com she is not interested in being a running mate for Todd Portune, who may challenge Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald in the Democratic gubernatorial primary in May. 

Connally was elected to the newly formed council in 2010 and represents an area that includes part of the eastern side of Cleveland, as well as Bedford, Shaker Heights and Warrensville Heights.

The council was formed after voters overhauled the structure of county government in the wake of a massive corruption scandal that led to more than 60 convictions of public officials, lawyers and business people.

 

Connally's statement:
Four years ago, I was elected to the Cuyahoga County Council and appointed by my colleagues to lead the first-ever Council. I have had the privilege of serving the public over the past 30 years, and I take great pride in the many accomplishments of County Council.
 
On County Council, we worked in a bi-partisan manner to restore the public's confidence in county government. We were successful in passing county charter changes on the ballot last year, and this year County Council led the effort and successful passage of the Health and Human Service levy. We were able to form a permanent and lasting new legislative body for Cuyahoga County that will stand equal to the other branches of government.
 
With the knowledge that County Council is strong and moving forward, I have made the difficult decision to not seek reelection to my council seat. I have been in public life since I was first elected in 1979 to the Cleveland Municipal Court. I will continue, however, to serve on the Ohio Historical Society Board as part of my deep interest in Ohio history. I will also continue to travel and lecture on the Kennedy assassination.
 
I want to publicly thank all those who have been supportive of my career and in particular I want to thank members of County Council and our staff. I am fortunate to have served many years as a public official. Now I plan to retire to my books and lectures.
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