Let’s work together for Lakewood’s future


I'm proud that Lakewood raised me to be progressive, an activist, and most importantly, unrelenting in my determination to make Lakewood the best version of itself. Since I first began serving on City Council in 2014 we’ve accomplished a lot, but there’s still more we can do. A vote still means something in Lakewood, it's a trust that is earned, not given. I have been honored by that trust as your Council President. In the coming months, I hope to earn that trust once again, and have the privilege of serving as your next Mayor.

- Sam

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About Sam

Sam has served Lakewood as Ward Two Councilman since 2014 and was named Lakewood City Council President in 2016. As Council President, he has fostered over $100 million in development.

A lifelong Lakewood resident, he is a proud graduate of Lakewood City Schools, is a former board member of the Ranger Education Foundation, and is an attorney specializing in municipal and labor law at Matty, Henrikson & Greve LLC.

Sam lives on Gladys Ave. with his wife Morgan, and two cats, Bandit and Bedlum.

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Our campaign has received endorsements from a diverse group of organizations including labor unions, Democratic caucuses, the Democratic Party, and the editorial board of The Cleveland Plain Dealer and Cleveland.com.


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Sam in the News

Initially established as a City Council priority during last year’s budgetary discussion, the $25,000 park expenditure was included in the 2019 budget.

“Improvements slated for the park are related to adjacent parking, with new bump-outs and curbs, as well as installing new benches and seating,” City Council President Sam O’Leary said.