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Michael Gallagher

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 Cuyahoga County Council District 5

Michael Gallagher Michael J. Gallagher is honored to serve as the District 5 County Council Representative and is committed to continuing Council’s efforts in restoring the full faith and trust of the public in Cuyahoga County Government. During his initial term in office, Mr. Gallagher has been focused on public safety issues, local business promotion and county finances.

Mr. Gallagher’s elected public service began in 1999 when he was first voted on to Strongsville’s City Council, where he also served as President of the Council for 3 years. He has served as a Trustee on the Hospital Board of Southwest General Hospital for 10 years and chaired the Finance Committee for 7 years, which raised and maintained Strongsville’s AAA rating. He is most proud of having founded the Strongsville Youth Commission, which promotes young adult leadership in the city. 

Mr. Gallagher retired from the State Court of Appeals, 8th District, as a Deputy Court Administrator in 2010. He was the recipient of the Franklin A. Polk Public Servants Award in 2007, awarded by the Cuyahoga County Bar Foundation.

Born and raised in Lakewood, he is a graduate of Lakewood’s Saint Edward High School and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Cleveland State University. Mr. Gallagher is married to Sandy (Sakellaris) and together they have raised two sons, Alex and Sam, while residing in Strongsville for 27 years.

Contact Information

Cuyahoga County Council
2079 East 9th Street – 8th Floor
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Office: 216/698-2015
Fax: 216/698-2040

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