The Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus has endorsed Jeff Wise to be Lakewood City Council’s Ward 3 representative.
Wise says that his message of standing up for equality and positive reforms is resonating with local grassroots leaders.
“Progressive Caucus members are doers, who have challenged the status quo on lead poisoning, on redistricting, on corporate handouts, and other issues where business as usual just isn’t working,” says Wise.
“Lakewood residents have been a big part of these efforts,” he says. “This endorsement demonstrates that I am the candidate who will work for this community, with real policy reforms, and won’t avoid tough challenges.”
Wise, who has advocated progressive causes as an activist leader and as a staffer in the Ohio statehouse, emphasizes his readiness to get things done on city council. He lists reducing job losses and childhood poverty, promoting Lakewood’s tree canopy, and affordable housing for all age groups among his policy priorities.
The Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus endorsed Wise and other Lakewood candidates in a straightforward, inclusive and democratic vote among the city’s members who have paid dues in 2019.