Judge Tim McGinty picked as acting Cuyahoga County prosecutor when Bill Mason resigns

CLEVELAND - The county executive has chosen former judge Tim McGinty to serve as acting Cuyahoga County prosecutor when Bill Mason leaves at the end of the month.

Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald tapped McGinty for the post on Tuesday.

"I am pleased to appoint Judge Tim McGinty to serve as Acting Prosecutor, effective upon the date of Bill Mason's resignation," said FitzGerald. "I look forward to working together with Judge McGinty to continue to reform and move Cuyahoga County forward."

Mason's resignation takes effect on Sept. 30. He's resigning to take a job with the Cleveland office of the Columbus law firm of Bricker & Eckler.

"I am honored by the appointment of County Executive Fitzgerald and look forward to working with him to make Cuyahoga County an even better and safer place to live and work," McGinty noted in the news release.

Mason had earlier said he would not seek re-election but would complete his four-year term before leaving in January. He's served as county prosecutor for nearly 14 years.

McGinty faces Republican Edward Wade Jr. for the prosecutor's job in the Nov. 6 election.

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