Sources within the Ohio Democratic Party say Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory's name is on the short list for a possible appointment that would involve Mallory leaving local government for a return to state politics.
Mallory is among the Democrats being considered to replace Ohio Treasurer Richard Cordray if Cordray is elected as state attorney general in November, sources said. Cordray is seeking the latter office after Marc Dann resigned following a sex scandal earlier this year.
Top Ohio Democratic leaders would prefer that an African American fill the treasurer’s spot to give the party more diversity at the state level, according to sources. Besides Mallory, another possible replacement that’s being mulled is Columbus City Councilman Kevin Boyce.