Cincinnati City Council member steps down to join Trump administration, replacement sworn in

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Former Cincinnati City Council member Amy Murray resigned from the city council on March 4, 2020, to take a position with the United States Department of Defense. She was first elected to the nonpartisan council in 2013. Murray ran for lieutenant governor on the Ohio gubernatorial ticket with former Rep. Jim Renacci (R) in 2018, up until Renacci withdrew from the race.

Murray’s replacement on the Cincinnati City Council is Elizabeth “Betsy” Sundermann, an attorney who was working as a probate court magistrate at the time of her appointment. Sundermann also worked as an assistant prosecutor in Hamilton County, Ohio from 2003 to 2016.

The Cincinnati City Council is made up of nine members, each of whom is elected at large. There is currently one vacant place on the council. That position was vacated by Tamaya Dennard, who resigned on March 2, 2020, after her arrest on federal bribery charges.

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