Seth Walsh to fill former Cincinnati Councilmember Greg Landsman’s seat

Published: Dec. 9, 2022 at 11:40 AM EST
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - Cincinnati City Councilmember Reggie Harris announced Friday morning that Seth Walsh is the appointee that will serve as Greg Landsman’s replacement for City Council.

Harris conducted a public selection process where 37 applications were submitted.

Harris cut the list to 12 applicants and interviewed each candidate with numerous questions about taxes, businesses, and housing.

In the end, he chose Walsh.

Walsh currently serves as the Executive Director of the College Hill Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation where he maintains homes and property in the neighborhood and helps residents with affordable housing.

Harris says that the housing crisis in Cincinnati has gotten worse over the years, and with someone like Seth, city housing will improve and become more affordable.

“I am incredibly honored that I was selected to serve our great city and I can’t wait to get to work. There is so much talent on the current council and I look forward to collaborating with them to help shape the future of Cincinnati.

I want to thank Councilmember Harris for his leadership and commitment to the appointment process, and to congratulate Congressman-elect Greg Landsman on his historic election result. Greg’s leadership is a blueprint to creating a more equitable Cincinnati that thrives together. I couldn’t be more excited to serve and look forward to getting to work!” Walsh said.

Walsh admits Congressman-Elect Landsman left big shoes to fill but says his job is not to be Landsman; his job is to build off of the work Landsman and the City Council have already done.

“He showed us his authentic self by doing good work for the city and his communities. I want to do that as well,” Walsh explained. “I want to embody that and find myself there. I’m not afraid to say I’m Seth Welsh. This is my experience, and this is what I know and what I don’t know. This is what I know, this is what I don’t know and help me learn that.”

As Walsh takes the place of Landsman, the former-city councilmember moves on to a bigger role within Ohio.

Landsman was elected as a U.S. representative during the 2022 election, where he defeated the long-time incumbent, Steve Chabot.

The Congressman-elect will continue to serve on the council until Dec. 19 when Walsh will be sworn into the position.

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