New blood in Toledo politics

Katy Crosby will serve as Mayor Wade Kapzukiewicz’s new chief of staff.

Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz has reached beyond the sometimes stifling boundaries of inside political baseball in Toledo to find a new chief of staff.

The mayor introduced Katy Crosby last week, having resisted the temptation to pick a chief of staff from among his own, or the usual, circle of political operatives and hacks. She is 40. She now works in Dayton. She hails from Cleveland.

Her appointment is almost revolutionary.

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Mr. Kapszukiewicz doesn’t have to satisfy the political needs and yearnings of a huge circle of political hangers on because he ran without the backing of a political party. He ran mostly against — rather than with — the many people who might otherwise be seeking political rewards on the 22nd floor. That meant…

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