DOWNTOWN (FOX19) -- A conservative group has nominated Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley for its "Defender Of Liberty" for 2013 honor.
One Percent for Liberty says the new mayor is the 13th nominee for the award this year.
"Some may think it a bit unusual to nominate a liberal Democrat as a Defender of Liberty but (give) credit where credit is due. Mayor Cranley presented a clear choice to Cincinnati voters with his opposition to the streetcar and parking meter lease while (his opponent) Roxanne Qualls supported those issues. True to his campaign promises, he has taken action to stop both proposals," the group said in a statement.
The group is accepting nominees.
Awards will be presented at the COAST Christmas party Dec. 16 at deSha's Restaurant, 11320 Montgomery Road, Symmes Township. Happy hour is at 5:30 p.m. Awards are at 7 p.m.