Temporary Replacement Appointed for Suspended Cincinnati Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld - State and Federal Communications

January 4, 2021  •  

Temporary Replacement Appointed for Suspended Cincinnati Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld

Cincinnati Skyline - by Mr. RNGAndreson

Hamilton County Probate Court Judge Ralph “Ted” Winkler appointed Liz Keating, a Republican, as interim replacement for Alexander “P.G.” Sittenfeld.

Sittenfeld is a Democrat who was indicted last month on six counts alleging honest services wire fraud, bribery, and attempted extortion by a government official.

This is the second appointment of a Republican by Judge Winkler in a year where three of the nine council members have been arrested.

Per Ohio statute, the Hamilton County Probate Court appoints a replacement when a council member is suspended.

If Sittenfeld is found guilty of the charges or resigns, four Democrats on Council named in his successor designation certificate would select his replacement.

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