Cecil Thomas

Local News
12:48 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Thomas to leave council, appoint wife as successor

Cecil Thomas and Wendell Young
Jay Hanselman/WVXU

Democrat Cecil Thomas made official today what he told WVXU two months ago – that he will resign from Cincinnati City Council, have his wife, Pam Thomas, appointed to replace him, and run for the Ohio Senate in 2014.


His resignation will take effect after Wednesday’s council meeting.
 

Thomas, in a press conference this morning at the law office of Hamilton County Democratic Party chairman Tim Burke, said that his wife would be sworn in after the Wednesday meeting.
 

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Politics
12:07 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

Thomas to leave council, wants wife to replace him

Cecil Thomas
City of Cincinnati website

Cincinnati City Council member Cecil Thomas, who can't run for re-election this year because of the city's term limits law, told WVXU this morning he plans to leave council "within a month or two" and wants his wife, Pam Thomas, appointed to replace him.

"If (Pam Thomas) wants it, I would absolutely back that,'' said Thomas, a Democrat and former Cincinnati police officer.

Pam Thomas ran for Hamilton County clerk of courts last fall, winning 48 percent of the vote against Republican incumbent Tracy Winkler. She won the city vote overwhelmingly.

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Public safety
1:40 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

Council Member wants metal detectors back at Cincinnati City Hall

Cincinnati City Hall
Jay Hanselman

A Cincinnati Council Member wants to reinstall metal detectors at the entrance to City Hall.  

Cecil Thomas said in a press release the current protocol of having people sign a register as they enter the building doesn't deter violence.  He said anyone could carry a weapon into the building.
Thomas points out federal and county public facilities use metal detectors.  

Economic development
3:34 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Council members concerned about project near UC

Rendering of USquare at the Loop near the UC campus.
From Towne Properties website

Some Cincinnati Council Members have serious problems with the subcontractors working on a major economic development project near the University of Cincinnati campus.


Cecil Thomas and Wendell Young visited the USquare at the Loop construction site last week and talked to some of the workers. 


The council members alleged some of the subcontractors are not paying workers the state mandated prevailing wage and the employees are not paying city income taxes. 


They said that's cost the city about $500,000 so far.

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