FitzGerald To Appoint Judge Tim McGinty as Acting Prosecutor

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CLEVELAND ‐ Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald announced today that he would be choosing former Judge ‐ and Democratic nominee for Prosecutor ‐ Tim McGinty as the acting Prosecutor to begin upon the resignation of Bill Mason.

Ohio Revised Code section 305.02(f) provides that the County Commissioners ‐ or in this case, the County Executive ‐ shall appoint an acting prosecutor for the period lasting until the party central committee can meet and choose a successor. The party can hold a meeting no less than 5 nor more than 45 days from the date of the resignation of the officeholder.

"I am pleased to appoint Judge Tim McGinty to serve as Acting Prosecutor, effective upon the date of Bill Mason's resignation,” said FitzGerald. “I look forward to working together with Judge McGinty to continue to reform and move Cuyahoga County forward."

Judge Tim McGinty said, “I am honored by the appointment of County Executive Fitzgerald and look forward to working with him to make Cuyahoga County an even better and safer place to live and work.