Cincinnati's Dem Mayor Mark Mallory Picks GOP Foe For City Post

He knocked off Republican Brad Wenstrup last month in the mayor's race. Now Mark Mallory is starting his second term by appointing Wenstrup -- a 51-year-old physician and Iraq War vet -- to an important city board. OhioDaily has the scoop from City Council submissions being readied this week:

"APPOINTMENT, submitted by Mayor Mark Mallory, pursuant to the authority granted by Article V, Section II of the Cincinnati Municipal Code and subject to the consent of Council, I hereby recommend the appointment of Mr. Brad Wenstrup to the Board of Health. Mr. Wenstrup, a Cincinnati resident is a Podiatrist with Wellington Orthopedic and Sports Medicine. Mr. Wenstrup will serve a three year term set to expire on December 31, 2012."

Wenstrup was a political novice who lost his first race for public office. He and Mallory did not get into any bruising battles on the campaign trail. And it appears that the mayor came to respect his rival. CityBeat did some reporting about Wenstrup's views of the mayor earlier this year. Maybe Wenstrup is thinking about becoming a Democrat.

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