by Frank Lewis
Cleveland's Ward 16 Councilman Kevin Kelley is one of the few members who's running unopposed this year. If he were he'd be spending a lot of money on billboards and flyers proclaiming, "I'm not that Kevin Kelley!"
"Thank God," he says. Doesn't Kelley — Council's majority whip — mean "Thank Council President Marty Sweeney?"
He laughs. But no. "With all the troubles that are befalling that other Kevin Kelley" — federal corruption target and former county IT nerd J. Kevin Kelley, who investigators allege was chief bagman for county commissioner Jimmy Dimora and auditor Frankie Russo — "this is the year i needed it to work out this way." — Dan Harkins