Who will win Cleveland's mayoral primary?

Jeff Johnson & Zack Reed

(Cleveland) - Baldwin-Wallace University Political Science Professor Tom Sutton expects Frank Jackson, Zack Reed, and Jeff Johnson to be the top votegetters in Tuesday's primary election. 

However, he says Reed and Johnson could split the east side vote allowing one of the lesser known candidates to sneak into second place, like Robert Kilo, or Tony Madalone. 

Dr. Sutton is certain Jackson will win the primary, he has a lot of campaign cash, and a ton of endorsements. 

Sutton believes a low voter turnout will help Mayor Jackson. A high voter turnout will help the challengers, like Jeff Johnson and Zack Reed (above). 

Sutton says it's very likely that Jackson and Reed will be the candidates to face off in the November election. 


Eric J. Brewer, former Mayor of East Cleveland

Brandon Edwin Chrostowski, CEO of Edwins Leadership and Restaurant Institute

Frank G. Jackson, incumbent Mayor of Cleveland

Jeff Johnson, Cleveland City Council member and former state Senator

Robert M. Kilo, Former State Director of the Fellowship of Christian AthletesTony 

Madalone, CEO of Fresh Brewed Tees

Bill Patmon, State Representative and former Cleveland City Council member

Zack Reed, Cleveland City Council member

Dyrone W. Smith, college student

(Photos by Getty Images & Ken Robinson/WTAM)

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