March 5, 2020 •
Cincinnati Council Member Resigns After Arrest on Federal Charges
Cincinnati City Council member Tamaya Dennard resigned Monday.
Her resignation comes less than a week after being arrested on federal charges accusing her of trading votes for cash on a development deal.
Dennard, a Democrat, was not required to resign under the city’s charter.
However, if she did not, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters stated he would take action.
Deters claims he would have filed a petition with the Ohio Supreme Court seeking to remove her from office.
Dennard’s replacement will be selected by Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld, a fellow Democrat.
Dennard, like all council members when they take office, had to name a fellow council member to select her replacement in the event she would be unable to complete her term.
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