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Portune takes over as commission president

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune is again taking over as president of the Hamilton County commission.

The vote was made during a meeting Wednesday morning.

Commissioner David Pepper held the position as president, but has resigned that position. Pepper continues to hold his role as a commissioner. He is running for Ohio state auditor in the November election.

Portune served as commission president in 2007 and 2008. He will finish the rest of the year.

"I'm grateful for the support of my two colleagues, Commissioners Pepper and (Greg) Hartmann in supporting me to be President of the Board of County Commissioners again," said Pepper. "I served in that capacity in 2007 and 2008 and will finish off the balance of this year in that role and whether it continues beyond that is totally dependent on the outcome of the election this November for county commission, but I'm grateful for their trust and confidence.

"I'm also very thankful for the even-keeled, steady and balanced leadership of Commissioner Pepper as our President for the past year and a half, and David's owed an awful lot of thanks for taking this step, and sacrificing whatever personal interest he might have in being President of the Board, to make sure that as he finishes his run for state auditor, that the final days of that campaign, that people don't try to take advantage of that to embroil, either the office or the county into some kind of election shenanigans, that would not be in the best interest of Hamilton County," said Portune.

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