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Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic resigns
Bombshell announcement from the mayor's spokeswoman

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Jeff St. Clair
Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic has announced he's resigning.
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In a surprise announcement today, long-time Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic announced he’s stepping down.

According to a press release from the mayor's spokeswoman, Stephanie York, City Council President Garry Moneypenney will assume leadership, one of the reasons Plusquellic gives for the timing of his departure.


In his statement Plusquellic also cites an editorial in the Akron Beacon Journal that called him a bully as a reason for stepping down.

“I am done fighting this madness,” says Plusquellic, “And, after 41 years of honest service to the City I love, to be called a “B word” in an editorial is more than I’m willing to endure.”

Plusquellic’s resignation is effective on midnight May 31st.

His seventh term expires this year. The city has its primary in September and general election in November. 


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