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Politics Chat: Is Kevin Flynn A Shoo-in To Return To City Council?

Former City Councilman Kevin Flynn pictured at Cincinnati Firefighters Union Hall on Dec. 1, 2020 announcing his intentions to run for City Council.
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Former City Councilman Kevin Flynn pictured at Cincinnati Firefighters Union Hall on Dec. 1, 2020 announcing his intentions to run for City Council.

In 2017, Kevin Flynn decided not to run for re-election to Cincinnati City Council after four years as a self-described "watchdog" over the city's council-manager form of government. Now, watching as three council members have been charged with felony corruption charges, Flynn has decided to attempt a return to City Council in 2021.

There is no guarantee, but Flynn is looked on by most people as a formidable contender for an open seat on council.

WVXU Senior Politics Analyst Howard Wilkinson talked with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik about Flynn's history on council and who is supporting his bid to return as an independent council member.

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Howard Wilkinson joined the WVXU News Team after 30 years of covering local and state politics for The Cincinnati Enquirer. A native of Dayton, Ohio, Wilkinson has covered every Ohio governor’s race since 1974 as well as 12 presidential nominating conventions. His streak continued by covering both the 2012 Republican and Democratic conventions for 91.7 WVXU. Along with politics, Wilkinson also covered the 2001 Cincinnati race riots; the Lucasville Prison riot in 1993; the Air Canada plane crash at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in 1983; and the 1997 Ohio River flooding. The Cincinnati Reds are his passion. "I've been listening to WVXU and public radio for many years, and I couldn't be more pleased at the opportunity to be part of it,” he says.