2020 election 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.