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GCP Public Officials Reception celebrates 50th anniversary

Thirteen former elected officials participated in panel discussion moderated by retired Plain Dealer columnist Brent Larkin to kick off the GCP’s 50th anniversary Public Officials Reunion and Reception last Friday at Windows on the River.

The panelists honored at the reception are (top row left to right): former U.S. Senator and Cleveland Mayor George Voinovich and former Governor Richard Celeste; former members of Congress David Hobson, Steve LaTourette, Mary Rose Oakar and Louis Stokes;

Bottom row left to right: former Ohio Senate President Stanley Aronoff; former Ohio House Speaker Jo Ann Davidson; former Ohio Senate President Richard Finan; former State Rep. and Cleveland Mayor Jane Campbell; former County Commissioner Timothy Hagan; former Cleveland City Council President George Forbes and former State Sen. Patrick Sweeney.

More than 1,000 business and community leaders were on hand for the reception that followed the panel discussion where participants discussed a wide range of topics including the need to continue moving forward with reforming public education in the city and protecting Lake Erie.

Other honorees who were unable to attend are former U.S. Senator John Glenn, former U.S. Rep. Ralph Regula, former Governor Robert Taft, and former Cleveland Mayor Michael White.

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