To celebrate its 90th anniversary, the League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area is holding a fundraiser that will put the heat to some local politicians with the help of talk show host Jerry Springer. The league is hosting a political roast on Feb. 27. Targets of the evening’s entertainment will be Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory, Hamilton County Clerk of Courts Patricia Clancy and former Cincinnati Vice Mayor Jim Tarbell, who is planning a campaign for the county commission.
They are respectively a Democrat, a Republican and a Charterite.
The trio will be roasted by Cincinnati City Councilman Chris Bortz, a Charterite; Democratic activists Jene and Jerry Galvin; and Hamilton County Commissioner Greg Hartmann, a Republican.
Springer, a former Cincinnati mayor and TV newscaster, will serve as master of ceremonies. Judge Nadine Allen will be the event’s timekeeper.
The event will be held at the Westin Hotel ballroom, 21 E. Fifth St., Downtown. A social hour and silent auction will begin at 6:30 p.m., with dinner and the roast following at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $50 for league members, $75 for non-members and $750 for a table seating 10. Reservations can be made online.
LWV is a non-partisan, grassroots political organization that works at the local, state, and national levels. Its mission is to encourage informed and active participation in government, along with working to increase understanding of major public policy issues and influencing public policy through education and advocacy.