Monday, May 3, 2021 2:54 PM EST
By MARK GILLISPIE, AP
CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio state senator has announced she is running to become the first Black woman elected mayor of Cleveland. Sandra Williams, a Democrat, announced her candidacy on Monday. She joins Cleveland City Council President Kevin Kelley and former Councilman Zack Reed and nonprofit executive Justin Bibb as the most prominent candidates hoping to succeed Frank Jackson. Jackson hasn't announced his intentions, but it's widely believed he won't be running for an unprecedented fifth, four-year term. Williams says she has a vision for Cleveland's future. She drew scrutiny last year for her support of a corruption-tainted nuclear plant bailout that has since been repealed.