Former Cincinnati solicitor John Curp is leaving city government to return to private practice.
Curp will be joining the Blank Rome law firm to work with clients on issues involving local, state and federal governments. He starts his new position Tuesday.
Interim City Manager Scott Stiles removed Curp as solicitor in January just more than a month into the new term of Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley. After his demotion, he was assigned to work as the general counsel for the Water Works/MSD/Storm water combined utility.
WVXU political reporter talked this morning with Maryanne Zeleznik about the Democratic candidates for Congress in southwest Ohio; and Ohio's chances of hosting a Republican or Democratic presidential nominating convention next year.
So, of all the candidates on the November ballot in southwest Ohio, which have the highest mountains to climb?
The answer may well be these three Democrats – Fred Kundrata, Marek Tyszkiewicz, and Tom Poetter.
They are the Democratic candidates for the U.S. House taking on three well-known and well-funded Republican incumbents in districts that are very friendly to Republicans – Steve Chabot, Brad Wenstrup, and House Speaker John Boehner, respectively.