Monday, September 16, 2013

Better know a politician: Ed FitzGerald

Name: Ed FitzGerald

Current position: County Executive, Cuyahoga County: 2011-present

Political party: Democratic

State: Ohio

Previous position: Mayor of Lakewood, Ohio 2007-2011

Future position: FitzGerald has announced that he will run for Governor of Ohio in 2014.  He is the presumptive nominee at this point.

Previous election: 2010 Cuyahoga County Executive:
Ed FitzGerald (D): 45%
Matt Dolan (R): 31%

Polling results:

Public Policy Polling, August 20, 2013

Favorable: 20%
Unfavorable: 18%
Not Sure: 62%

Ed FitzGerald (D): 38%
John Kasich (R): 35%
Don't know: 27%

Accomplishments/Positions


  • Helped implement a balanced budget in Cuyahoga County without raising taxes
  • FitzGerald is a proponent of increasing the minimum wage or otherwise forcing businesses to raise wages to allow people to have a living wage.
  • FitzGerald has opposed SB-5 which attempted to strip away collective bargaining rights from employees.
  • Implemented universal pre-school in Cuyahoga County
  • Established a college savings for children in Cuyahoga County



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