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Surge in possible Hamilton Co. Commissioner candidates after sales tax vote
CINCINNATI (WKRC) -- A former Cincinnati mayor weighs a bid for Hamilton County Commissioner.
According to our partners at the Business Courier, former mayor Charlie Luken could run against Republican Chris Monzel in the November election. Democrats would have to first convince candidate, Sean Patrick Feeney to withdraw.
Former Cincinnati Council Member Jim Tarbell and 2013 council candidate Greg Landsman are also considering bids.
The sudden surge in possible candidates stems from outrage over the plan Monzel came up with to increase the county sales tax from 6.75 percent to 7 percent for five years in order to repair Union Terminal. His plan left Music Hall out of the mix and reduced the number of years the increase would be in effect from 14 years. Monzel and Greg Hartmann voted to put Monzel's plan on the ballot.
The party hopes to have a decision today by this afternoon.
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