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Rocky River City Council, Ward 4

Term: 2 yearsSalary: $12,000Incumbent John B. Shepherd (Rep) is running unopposed.
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    John B. Shepherd (Rep) Attorney

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What do you hope to accomplish while you're mayor or on City Council--for your ward or for your whole city?

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Age 65
Education Juris Doctorate-Cleveland State-Marshal College of Law BA-Miami University, Duke University
Current occupation Attorney
Qualifications for office First and foremost, I pride myself in being available and responsive to my constituents. I also have an intricate knowledge of our City business and bring a wide range of business acumen and experience to help guide our City. I have had extensive involvement in the community, in business, and in the government of Rocky River, including; Councilman 10 years, served on the Civil Service Commission, Finance Committee, Contracts Committee, and Safety Service Committee, former assistant municipal law director, volunteer youth coach. I have served on the Board of many corporations and have extensive experience with business ownership and business law. I also have training and hand's on experience in organized labor/union law. I have raised three children who have attended the Rocky River schools.
Campaign Phone (440) 333-0675
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It is an opportunity to continue to give back to the community I love. My skills and experience uniquely qualify me to help Ward 4 residents with their concerns. They are my first priority. I also enjoy the governmental process and working with Council and the Administration to guide and improve our great City.
I, as a part of Council, hope to continue the capital improvements in our City infrastructure such as our parks, roads and sewers, closely monitoring the expenditures to make sure our funds are being spent wisely, and that the City is receiving maximum funding from other governmental sources. I hope to continue and improve the tradition of great City services, a vibrant Recreation Department, a nationally recognized Senior Center and award winning Tree Planting program, and all the other City amenities. I am committed to assuring that Ward 4 shall receive its fair share. I would like to see improvements to Linden and Morley Park, Story Road and the implementation of the recommendations for improving to Center Ridge.
Our City is in a good place. Our school system ranked second best in all of Ohio. Our City services are unrivaled. The financial squeeze of the recession and state funding reductions has been overcome, and we will continue invest in our future to make Rocky River the preeminent Cleveland suburb. The challenge is to continue and improve this great tradition of serving our residents. logo


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