NEWS IN THE WARD

Official News from Ward 4

Erick Walker Pledges to Lead by Listening

April 14, 2021  |  Issue

For too long Ward 4 has been without a forum for having conversations about our needs and wants. Under my leadership, community meetings will be held every month on a set date and time. During COVID they will necessarily be held virtually. As soon as we are able, however, we will meet in person.

 

NEWS IN THE WARD

Meet the Candidates Forum

Saturday July 24, 2021
Register for the event or watch online
1 pm  – Doors open to meet and greet the candidates.
2-4 pm – Candidate Forum.

Ward 4 Candidate Rejects Probate Court’s Courting of Ward 4 Candidates to Succeed Ken Johnson

Cleveland Ward 4 Council Candidate Erick Walker, in a letter to the Probate Judge charged with appointing a placeholder for indicted and suspended Council member Ken Johnson, declined the court’s email invitation to candidates to apply for the position. “I am a firm believer in a democracy by and for the people,” Walker wrote. “Giving an unfair advantage—and the power of incumbency—to any unelected candidate contradicts my core beliefs and my reasons for running in the first place.”

Library Worker Erick Walker Wants to Elevate Resident Resilience in Ward 4 City Council Run

A longtime employee of the Cleveland Public Library has launched his candidacy for Cleveland City Council in Ward 4. Erick Walker, a Mt. Pleasant resident, will be one of at least a dozen candidates to replace multi-decade incumbent Ken Johnson, who was arrested by the FBI on corruption charges earlier this year but who retains his council seat — and who has pulled petitions for the current race — nevertheless. Read the full article at Cleveland Scene.

Erick Walker Announces Campaign for Cleveland City Council

Erick Walker, a lifelong Clevelander and activist who has worked to promote community strength through grassroots organizing and voter participation, today announced that he is seeking the Ward 4 seat on Cleveland City Council. Walker expects to be a candidate on the ballot on September 14, 2021, when the city holds its primary election. The top two finishers in the primary will continue to the general election on November 2.

Erick Walker Announces Plan to Bridge Digital Divide

I will collaborate with my east side colleagues to bridge the digital divide by establishing free, high speed wifi. Lack of access to technology is one of the defining inequities contributing to Cleveland being among the poorest large cities in America, and if not corrected, will keep our children at a disadvantage into the future.

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