With the spring primary just around the corner, now is a great opportunity to learn more about our two Democratic candidates for District 9 of the Ohio House of Representatives.
Thursday, February 13 2014
Cleveland Heights Community Center
1 Monticello Boulevard (between Mayfield and Lee Road)
Councilwoman Janine Boyd and Sean Malone will meet with the club to discuss the issues that matter most to our community and explain what they will do if elected to the Ohio House. As always, this meeting will feature plenty of Q&A from the audience. We hope to see you there!
During this meeting we will also vote on our officers and trustees for 2014. Candidates for these positions are as follows:
2014 Officer Candidates: Mike Gaynier, President; Russell Baron, Vice-President; J.J. Costello, Treasurer; Ryan Pierce, Secretary. (1 year terms)
2014 Trustee Candidates: Cheryl Stephens, Anastasia Pantsios, Laura Englehart, Noah Dion. (2 year terms)
Here are the bios for the new nominees.
Laura Englehart (candidate for Trustee)
Laura recently obtained a law degree and a Masters in Public Administration from Cleveland State University. After taking the bar exam at the end of February, she will be joining the law firm Kohrman Jackson & Krantz as an Associate. Prior to launching a new law career, Laura worked for U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown for more than 7 years. She ran Sen. Brown’s Northeast Ohio Field operation in 2006, electing him to his first Senate term. She then worked in Sen. Brown’s Washington, D.C. office as a Special Assistant on both economic development and long-term strategic planning and organization. She returned to Cleveland in 2009, continuing to work for Sen. Brown as Special Projects Coordinator and to begin law school as a part-time evening student. She lives with her husband, Joey Mallin, and their two Australian Shepherds in the Cedar-Lee and Fairfax neighborhoods and is a 5-year Cleveland Heights resident.
Noah Dion (candidate for Trustee)
Noah Dion is a political organizer who has lived in Cleveland Heights since he was just 3 years old. After graduating from Cleveland Heights High School in 2006, Noah attended Lake Forest College (IL) where he double majored in Politics and History. During his freshman and sophomore summers, Noah worked in the district office of the late Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones, where he began to learn about the political landscape North East Ohio. After graduating in 2010, Noah was hired as an organizer for the Ohio Democratic Party’s effort to re-elect Governor Ted Strickland. A very tough election was not enough to dampen his spirits, and Noah has since organized for We Are Ohio against Issue 2, the Ohio Democratic Party on behalf of Senator Sherrod Brown, and Michael Wager’s Campaign of Congress in CD 14. Most recently, Noah was the campaign manager for Issue 80, the Cleveland Metroparks Levy, which passed overwhelmingly in November of 2013. Noah lives on Ardmore Road with his loveable mutt Duster. You can often find one or both of them at Phoenix on Lee talking politics or reading a good book.