2020 election Alicia Reece To Take On Andy Black For Hamilton County Commission Seat By Nick Robertson & Howard Wilkinson • May 14, 2020 Courtesy of the candidates Former Cincinnati council member and state representative Alicia Reece became the official Demcoratic candidate for the late Todd Portune's Hamilton County commission seat Thursday. Commentary: Why Are Hamilton County Democrats Complicating A Sure Thing? By Howard Wilkinson • Jan 8, 2020 Courtesy of Hamilton County There's clearly something in the DNA of Democrats in Hamilton County that makes them unable, or unwilling, to believe that they are sitting in the catbird seat. Politics Chat: Who Will Be Appointed To Portune's County Commission Seat? By Howard Wilkinson • Nov 15, 2019 Bill Rinehart / WVXU Longtime Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune, who is battling cancer, has said he will resign by the end of the year. He would like to choose his replacement, who would presumably run for a full four-year term in 2020. Commentary: Can Andy Black Break The Democratic Hold On Hamilton County Commission? By Howard Wilkinson • Sep 5, 2019 Courtesy of Andy Black When I started covering politics in these parts 37 years ago, it would have been hard to imagine a day when the Republicans were on the outside of Hamilton County government looking in. That day has come.