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David W. Anderson

– Vice-President of Council

Lakewood City Hall
12650 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, Ohio 44107

(216) 789-6463

Term Expires 12/31/2019

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Ward 1:
David W. Anderson was appointed as the Councilman for Ward 1 in March, 2011 and elected to a full term in November, 2011. He believes Lakewood is the greatest city in which he has ever enjoyed. Lakewood’s people, homes, services, libraries, shops, sidewalks, safety and recreation make this a great place to live and raise a family.

Upon graduating from Kent State University in 1991, David went to Washington, D. C., to work for United States Senator Howard M. Metzenbaum until 1995. He returned to northeast Ohio later that year to work for a subsidiary of Diebold and has since accumulated 20 years of experience in Cleveland’s business, educational and non-profit communities. His eclectic blend of public, private and non-profit experience has led to a combination of communication, planning, leadership, budget management and business development skills.

David is a long time Ward 1 business owner. Having bought his first home in Lakewood in 1998 he now owns three rental properties in the city. In addition to investing in the city, David has demonstrated civic leadership, service values and a passion to make a difference.

He and his wife, Andrea, married in 2001 and now have four amazing children, Brianna, Reese, Luke and Benjamin.

 

Sam O’Learycc_OLeary

– President of Council

Lakewood City Hall
12650 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, Ohio 44107

(216) 200-8002

Term Expires 12/31/2019

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Ward 2:

Committees:
Committee of the Whole, Chair

Sam O’Leary is a lifetime resident of Lakewood and graduate of the Lakewood City Schools. Sam grew up on Clarence Avenue, but moved to Clifton Boulevard when he returned to Lakewood after studying public policy at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

From early involvement in numerous political and civic campaigns, to serving on the Board of Zoning Appeals and the Tax Incentive Review Council, Sam has committed himself to knowing Lakewood, its residents, and the issues we face as a city. These experiences inform Sam’s vision of Lakewood as an historic and unique residential city complimented by vibrant commercial corridors that comprehensively serve the shopping, dining, and recreational needs of our citizens. To that end, Sam strives to develop and support partnerships between public, private, and non-profit stakeholders that turn eyesores into economic engines, while preserving our delicate balance of residential and commercial interests.

Sam is an attorney at Matty, Henrikson & Greve, where he practices primarily in the area of public entity law.

 

 

John Littenlitten

Lakewood City Hall
12650 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, Ohio 44107

(216) 302-8333

Term Expires 12/31/2019

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Ward 3:

John was elected as Ward 3’s representative on Lakewood City Council in November 2015. A 1997 graduate of St. Edward High School, John married Carrie Daw (LHS ’94) in 2002. They bought their first home on Wyandotte Ave. in 2003, and they now live on Chesterland Ave. with their three children Joshua, Brendan and Amelia.

Previous to joining Lakewood City Council, John was a member of the Lakewood Citizens’ Advisory Committee, the board of Keep Lakewood Beautiful, President of Winterhurst Hockey Association, coach with the Lakewood Soccer Association, parish council at St. Luke Church and a member of the Lakewood Hospital Association. He continues as a block club captain and as a baseball coach in the Lakewood Recreation Department.

Professionally, John began work as a summer camp counselor at Camp Christopher, where he would go on to be program coordinator (2001-2005) and Director (2005-2012). He wrote a book about the leadership lessons learned through the experience. From those roots, in 2012 John took a new challenge as executive director of the St. Vincent de Paul Society – a community-based non-profit, devoted to person to person service to others, through things like emergency assistance with rent and utilities, clothing and food. They run some of the largest food pantries in Ohio and served over 260,000 individuals last year alone.

John holds a B.F.A. in Graphic Design from Ohio University and a M.P.A. from Cleveland State University.

John’s priorities are safety, sustainability and service. He has dedicated himself to having a block club on every street in ward 3 (email if interested in being a block club captain!), so that we can meet our dedicated safety forces half way with the engagement and involvement of our residents for a better, safer and even more beautiful Lakewood.

 

Dan O’MalleyDanOMalley

Lakewood City Hall
12650 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, Ohio 44107

440-552-7234

Term Expires 12/31/2019

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Ward 4:

Daniel J. O’Malley was elected to city council by the residents of Ward 4 in November 2015 and represents Lakewood’s east end. Ward 4 comprises some of Lakewood’s most diverse and historic neighborhoods, including Birdtown, Rockport, and the Gold Coast. Before joining City Council, Dan served on Lakewood’s Citizens Advisory Commission and remains active in numerous civic and community organizations.

Dan’s first act as a councilperson was to introduce Ordinance 1-16, which prohibits discrimination against LGBT workers and residents in education, housing, employment, and public accommodation. The ordinance is among the most comprehensive anti-discrimination laws in Ohio. Dan’s other legislative achievements include passing ordinances to increase transparency and accessibility within Lakewood city government, and to remove onerous regulations for small business owners.

Dan’s priorities on council are to make our neighborhoods safer, healthier, and more vibrant while providing responsive service to Lakewood’s residents. He regularly holds town hall meetings throughout Ward 4. Dan serves as Chair of council’s Finance Committee, and is a member of the Housing Committee and Public Safety Committee, which he previously chaired.

Dan has spent his career working in the labor movement, and currently serves as an official with the North Shore AFL-CIO. He is a graduate of John Carroll University.​  

 

 

Thomas Bullockcc_Bullock13

Lakewood City Hall
12650 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, Ohio 44107

216-395-7LWD (216-395-7593)

Term Expires 12/31/2021

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At-Large:

After six years serving as Ward 2 Councilperson, Tom Bullock now represents the entire city as an At-Large Member of Council. He works to keep Lakewood safe, clean, and family-friendly; develop and beautify our commercial areas, and make our community a model green, walking city. Among other accomplishments, Councilman Bullock has helped to:

  • increase neighborhood quality through stronger nuisance ordinances and improved housing inspection procedures;
  • increase recycling and expand farmers markets;
  • restore fiscal strength by helping pass budgets that spend less than the City takes in.

Bullock consistently teams up with block clubs to improve safety and housing quality, and he actively helps residents resolve neighborhood problems. He invites anyone interested to contact him at (216) 337-1318 or tom.bullock@lakewoodoh.net.

Bullock chairs the Public Safety Committee and serves on the Finance Committee, Public Works Committee, and Lakewood Hospital’s Board of Trustees. He brings to Council more than nineteen years’ experience in community leadership and making government work for people, including service on Capitol Hill. He has a B.A. in government from American University in Washington, D.C. and an M.A. in Classics from the University of London.

 

Meghan F. George

Lakewood City Hall
12650 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, Ohio 44107

(216) 529-6055

Term Expires 12/31/21

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At-Large:

Meghan George is a third generation Lakewood resident and Wyandotte Avenue home owner.  She grew up on Rosalie Avenue and attended St. Luke Elementary School and Lakewood High School. 

After graduating from Lakewood High School, Meghan received a degree from Ohio State University where her major was focused on education. Following her graduation from Ohio State University she went on to pursue a teaching license and post-bachelor’s degree from Cleveland State University.  She holds a secondary social studies teaching license. Professionally, Meghan has worked for both the private and public sector. She spent three years at Harding Middle School working in a para-professional capacity before moving into the private sector. Currently she is an Account Executive with a large insurance company where her focus is on healthcare. 

On Council, Meghan’s priorities are to enhance public safety, city services and preserve the historic and cultural heritage of Lakewood. She is dedicated to serving the residents of Lakewood and to continue to make Lakewood the best place to raise a family.

Tristan Rader

Lakewood City Hall
12650 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, Ohio 44107

440-315-2852 (cell)
Tristan.Rader@lakewoodoh.net

Term Expires 12/31/21

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At-Large:

Tristan W. Rader was elected in 2017 and began his term as Lakewood Council Member At-Large January 2018. Lakewood’s At-large Council members serve the needs of the entire city. Tristan is committed to both serving the needs of individual residents and providing direction for the city as a whole.

From working with NGOs in Africa to working in inner-city Cleveland with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, Tristan’s mission has always been to serve. And the best way to serve is to help people build their power. Tristan worked on Bernie Sanders 2016 Presidential Campaign and co-founded the Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus to help others find their voice, and work together towards a better future.

Currently, he works at a consumer protection law firm on Cleveland’s east side. Tristan graduated from Lorain County Community College, Kent State, and Cleveland State, finishing with a Master of Public Administration. Tristan owns a home in downtown Lakewood where he lives with his wife, Caitlin.

You are always welcome to get in touch with Tristan by phone, email, text or call.