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District 10 - Michael J. Houser

County Councilman Michael J. Houser's public service career has spanned from the local, state and national level. Houser served as Special Assistant to Cuyahoga County Chief of Staff where he gained extensive experience in County government.

During his time as Special Assistant, Councilman Houser who is a champion for Voting Rights led the Countywide Civic and Voter engagement initiative and created the Youth Summit entitled "Your Voice Matters" that teaches students the importance of community involvement, as well as how, when and where to vote. Houser stood up to protect our most vulnerable population by helping to led the County's faith-based infant mortality reduction initiative in partnership with First Year Cleveland. Houser also remains an advocate for those in need of a second chance at life, though his work speaking at local correctional institutes, created an event that focuses on at-risk youth called "Choices and Consequences.”

Prior to his role with the County, Houser worked as an Educational Specialist for the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Cleveland, Campaign Staffer for U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, in the D.C office of Congressman Tim Ryan and Field Organizer for the We Are Ohio campaign the coalition led by organized labor to overturn attacks on collective bargaining rights.

Councilman Houser currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Urban League of Greater Cleveland, Boys and Girls Club of Cleveland Bridge Board and E.F. Boyd & Son advisory board.

A proud Cleveland public school graduate, Houser earned a Master’s of Public Administration degree from Cleveland State University, Levin College of Urban Affairs and graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Kent State University.

 Councilman Houser is Vice Chair of Health, Human Services & Aging 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: