(Cincinnati) On the day of Cecil Thomas' formal resignation, Cincinnati City Council swears in its newest member and spouse of Thomas.
Cecil Thomas was replaced by his wife, Pamula Thomas in the City Council meeting Wednesday afternoon. City councilman Cecil resigns after serving as the head of the Human Relations Commission for eight years.
Council members Wendell Young and Yvette Simpson appointed Pamula as the successor of council member Cecil Thomas.
Pamula's previous experience includes being the former administrator of Cincinnati Public Schools and a defeated candidate for Clerk of Court in Hamilton County in 2012.
When asked about the streetcar project, Pamula told 700WLW she would have to do more research on completing the project, noting that citizens voted twice to approve the project.
Looking ahead, Cecil Thomas plans to run for the state senate seat held by Eric Kearney in 2014 whose term is limited.
Former policeman and former director of the Cincinnati Human Relations Commission Cecil Thomas left his position during his fourth term on Cincinnati City Council. His term was set to expire November 2013.