Smitherman temporarily steps down from NAACP for city council re-election

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Cincinnati City Councilman Christopher Smitherman is temporarily stepping down from his position as president of the Cincinnati NAACP.

Smitherman made the announcement Friday and says he's doing it so he can run for re-election on Cincinnati City Council this November. He previously made the same move in 2011.

Smitherman says he's following protocol of what the national office requires when running for public office, in an effort to prevent any conflicts during the campaign.

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