September 25th, 2009 By | News | Posted In: City Council, 2009 Election, Democrats, Neighborhoods

West Side Progressives Gather

“Being a Westsider and a progressive is not an oxymoron. We are thousands.”

That’s the motto of an event being held Saturday by Nicholas Hollan, a Democrat running for Cincinnati City Council. Hollan is organizing the “Potluck for Progressives” picnic, which will be held from 4-7 p.m. at Rapid Run Park's shelter house.

Hollan, who is seeking his first council term, is a Westwood resident who works for the American Red Cross. The event is co-hosted by City Councilman Greg Harris, a Price Hill resident. Harris is seeking his first full-term on the group, after being appointed earlier this year to replace John Cranley.

The picnic is free and hamburgers, hot dogs and soft drinks will be provided; attendees are asked to bring a side dish or dessert to share.

The event’s purpose is to help like-minded voters to network, and provide an opportunity for residents to meet Hollan and Harris and ask them questions.

Others expected to attend include Congressman Steve Driehaus (D-Price Hill), State Rep. Denise Driehaus (D-Price Hill), Mayor Mark Mallory (D-West End), and Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune (D-Green Township), along with Vice Mayor David Crowley and Councilmembers Laketa Cole, Roxanne Qualls and Cecil Thomas.

The park is located at 4500 Rapid Run Pike.

People who may attend are asked to RSVP to Wight.Phil@gmail.com or call 513-515-8464.

09.27.2009 at 12:37 Reply
Is Steve Driehaus really a "progressive"?


09.28.2009 at 06:09 Reply
Did anyone ever think that being an Eastsider made on a progressive? Because east Cinci has a higher average income? More Starbucks?


09.28.2009 at 02:11 Reply
These two losers, other than their campaign drones who they hell even knows who they are\cares who they are and would take the time to "ask them questions". Nick Hollan, please go away. I'd like to know of the what $ you have raised what exactly have you spent it on? Kevin Flynn seems to be running an active media campaign, yard signs NOT illegaly placed, a fair number of billboards and you I don't see much! When you lose this race, which you will, please make sure you don't do the same thing as Scott Gehring give the money to your "wife", get in trouble and then have to pay if back. Do us all a favor Nick and concede NOW and stop taking people's money for your "campaign" Geesh