December 2, 2020 •
Interim Council Member Named as Temporary Replacement for Suspended Cincinnati City Councilman Jeff Pastor
Cincinnati City Councilman Jeff Pastor was suspended in a process initiated by Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost.
Pastor’s suspension comes after he was arrested on federal bribery charges.
This is the first time the city of Cincinnati has used the process through the probate court.
Additionally, Pastor accepted the temporary suspension without objection.
As part of the process, Hamilton County Probate Court Judge Ralph “Ted” Winkler named Cincinnati attorney Steve Goodin as Pastor’s temporary replacement.
Interim Council Member Goodin’s term began immediately after the suspension.
Goodin will continue the term until Pastor’s court case is completed or he is removed from office.
Pastor’s four-year term began in 2018 and ends at the end of 2021.
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