Schiavoni, three other governor candidates to take part in public debate in Cleveland on Monday night


Associated Press

CLEVELAND

The City Club of Cleveland is hosting the third debate among Democratic candidates for Ohio governor.

The free event at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Westfield Insurance Theater on Playhouse Square in Cleveland is open to the public.

It will feature four of five announced candidates: Former U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, former state Rep. Connie Pillich and state Sen. Joe Schiavoni of Boardman.

The fifth announced contender, Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O’Neill, was not included. The Ohio Democratic Party says that’s because he did not go through its formal vetting process. O’Neill has registered a protest.

Former federal consumer watchdog Richard Cordray also won’t be there. He is expected to announce a gubernatorial run Tuesday.

The candidates are competing for a chance to succeed Republican Gov. John Kasich who’s term-limited.

Reservations for this debate have reached capacity, according to the City Club. To be placed on a wait list, call 216-621-0082.

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