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Cleveland Mayor And Police Chief React To Grand Jury Decision In Tamir Rice Case

Source: Angelo Merendino / Getty

DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) –

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson will run for a fourth term in 2017.

He made the announcement Tuesday at the Jerry Sue Thornton Center, and said he had no choice but to run.

“If I would have been able to find someone, or someone would have declared their interest in candidacy that I believe had the real, sincere, and genuine well-being of the people in mind — look, it would be easy for me to step aside,” he said. “Like I said, I don’t really need it financially or emotionally, I don’t need it. I do this because I truly believe I have to do this in order to protect the interest of the people.”

Cleveland city councilman Jeff Johnson has also entered the race.

READ MORE: Cleveland19.com

Article Courtesy of WOIO Cleveland 19 News

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