Tuesday, January 29, 2002

Columbus woman is Hagan's running mate

The Associated Press

        COLUMBUS — Democrat Tim Hagan selected former state Rep. Charleta Tavares on Monday as his running mate for the governor's race this year.

        Ms. Tavares is a Columbus City Council member who was defeated in a run for secretary of state in 1998.

        Ms. Tavares has been on City Council since 1999 and was a state representative for 5 1/2 years. Ms. Tavares, 47, is the first black woman to appear on a major-party gubernatorial ticket in Ohio.

        Cincinnati Vice Mayor Alicia Reece had been under consideration by Mr. Hagan, a former Cuyahoga County commissioner.

        Gov. Bob Taft, a Republican serving his first term, has not announced his running mate. The current lieutenant governor, Maureen O'Connor, is running for a seat on the Ohio Supreme Court.

        Saturday, the Ohio Democratic Party executive committee unanimously endorsed Mr. Hagan as the party's gubernatorial candidate.


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