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RECALL OF LOVELAND MAYOR MOVES FORWARD

More than 2,000 signatures to be submitted Friday to Hamilton County Board of Elections

Contact: Halie Rebeccaschild, Secretary
Loveland Community Heartbeat Political Action Committee
Phone:  513.443.2785
Email:  info@lovelandheartbeat.org
Website: www.lovelandheartbeat.org

July 20, 2017

RECALL OF LOVELAND MAYOR MOVES FORWARD

More than 2,000 signatures to be submitted Friday to Hamilton County Board of Elections

Loveland, OH- At approximately 1:00 p.m. Friday, July 21, representatives from Loveland Community Heartbeat PAC will deliver to the Hamilton County Board of Elections petitions with more than 2,000 resident signatures for the recall of embattled Loveland Mayor Mark Fitzgerald. The number of signatures represents more than 15% of votes cast at the last municipal election and is about twice the number of signatures required to get the recall initiative on the ballot in November. Public outcry in the Loveland community has been growing in recent months over Fitzgerald’s conduct as mayor of Loveland as well as the scandal that has surfaced related to his past employment as city manager of North College Hill, making a recall imminent.

“This has been a difficult time for Loveland residents,” stated LCHPAC representative Halie Rebeccaschild. “Walking every neighborhood in Loveland to collect signatures, we have seen firsthand not only the level of distrust and disappointment throughout the community but also the high level of awareness and engagement among Loveland residents. Their spirit to take action and to take back our town is nothing short of inspiring,” said Rebeccaschild. “We simply cannot let this abuse of power happen again. For this reason, Loveland Community Heartbeat PAC is proposing a resident-led master plan and neighborhood representation as part of any future charter revisions.”

Once the petitions are certified by the Board of Elections, Mark Fitzgerald will have five days to resign. If he does not, he will face election this November 7th – two years ahead of his term expiration – against a predetermined opponent. In the November election, Fitzgerald will face longtime Loveland resident Neal R. Oury. Oury has already gathered more than 1,500 signatures to be placed on the November 7th, 2017, ballot.

About Loveland Community Heartbeat PAC

Loveland Community Heartbeat Political Action Committee is a resident-stakeholder organization driving transparency and a high standard of ethics in Loveland, Ohio. LCHPAC was created in January, 2017, with the objective of improving the representation on Loveland City Council via candidate support prior to the November 2017 election, as well as the recall of Mayor Fitzgerald. LCHPAC is registered with the Hamilton County Board of Elections. All content is paid for by Loveland Community Heartbeat Political Action Committee.

Loveland, OH- At approximately 1:00 p.m. Friday, July 21, representatives from Loveland Community Heartbeat PAC will deliver to the Hamilton County Board of Elections petitions with more than 2,000 resident signatures for the recall of embattled Loveland Mayor Mark Fitzgerald. The number of signatures represents more than 15% of votes cast at the last municipal election and is about twice the number of signatures required to get the recall initiative on the ballot in November. Public outcry in the Loveland community has been growing in recent months over Fitzgerald’s conduct as mayor of Loveland as well as the scandal that has surfaced related to his past employment as city manager of North College Hill, making a recall imminent.

“This has been a difficult time for Loveland residents,” stated LCHPAC representative Halie Rebeccaschild. “Walking every neighborhood in Loveland to collect signatures, we have seen firsthand not only the level of distrust and disappointment throughout the community but also the high level of awareness and engagement among Loveland residents. Their spirit to take action and to take back our town is nothing short of inspiring,” said Rebeccaschild. “We simply cannot let this abuse of power happen again. For this reason, Loveland Community Heartbeat PAC is proposing a resident-led master plan and neighborhood representation as part of any future charter revisions.”

Once the petitions are certified by the Board of Elections, Mark Fitzgerald will have five days to resign. If he does not, he will face election this November 7th – two years ahead of his term expiration – against a predetermined opponent. In the November election, Fitzgerald will face longtime Loveland resident Neal R. Oury. Oury has already gathered more than 1,500 signatures to be placed on the November 7th, 2017, ballot.

About Loveland Community Heartbeat PAC

Loveland Community Heartbeat Political Action Committee is a resident-stakeholder organization driving transparency and a high standard of ethics in Loveland, Ohio. LCHPAC was created in January, 2017, with the objective of improving the representation on Loveland City Council via candidate support prior to the November 2017 election, as well as the recall of Mayor Fitzgerald. LCHPAC is registered with the Hamilton County Board of Elections. All content is paid for by Loveland Community Heartbeat Political Action Committee.

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