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District 10 - Anthony T. Hairston

Anthony T. Hairston is a lifelong resident of the Collinwood Community. Mr. Hairston is a graduate of Collinwood High School, received his Business Degree from Cleveland State University, Monte Ahuja College of Business and is a candidate for his Master of Labor Relations & Human Resources at Cleveland State University.  Having been involved in local politics for over ten years, he leads by example and has long worked for positive change throughout his community.  In 2010, Councilman Hairston was featured in the Call & Post Newspaper as being “The Youngest Elected Ward Leader in the State of Ohio.”  

Mr. Hairston is committed to serving his community as a tutor, mentor and volunteer. He has earned several awards including the President’s Educational Achievement Award from former President George W. Bush and the Scholastic Achievement Resolution from Cleveland Municipal Clerk of Courts Earl B. Turner for his commitment to academic excellence.

Mr. Hairston’s civic experience runs deep. He has served as campaign manager for a number of elected officials. He was also a Neighborhood Team Leader for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign.       

Most recently, Mr. Hairston has made a successful transition from the private sector to the great world of entrepreneurship. He is the Democratic Ward Leader, Executive Committee Member and Precinct Committeeman for Cleveland’s Ward 10. He was also appointed by Cleveland NAACP President, Hilton O. Smith, to serve as Chair of the Cleveland Branch NAACP Young Professional Committee.  Mr. Hairston’s dedication to his community and leadership has not gone unnoticed and was elected to represent Ohio as a Delegate at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. 

Mr. Hairston is chair of the Community Development Committee.

Contact Information

Cuyahoga County Council
2079 East 9th Street – 8th Floor
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Office: 216/698-2022
Fax: 216/698-2040


District 10

District 10District 10, which encompasses approximately 22 square miles, includes the cities of Cleveland-Ward 8 (All); Ward 10 (All except A, B, I, K, and M), East Cleveland and Cleveland Heights, University Heights and the village of Bratenahl.  The northern boundary of the District is Lake Erie. With a 2010 population of 117,324 persons and a housing unit count of 63,253 units, the District contains 9.2% of the County’s population and 10.2% of the County’s housing units.

Quick facts about District 10:

2010 Decennial Census

2006 - 2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Prepared by the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission, January 2013

Source: New NEOCANDO, Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, MSASS, Case Western Reserve University, 2000 and 2010 Censuses, accessed 1/14/2013 and 1/24/2013, For Census information regarding Cleveland Wards, see: