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District 6 - Jack Schron
Jack H. Schron, Jr., has lived in Cuyahoga County for almost all his life. He returned to the county more than thirty years ago following his military service. He was reelected to a four year County Council term beginning in 2013. His first priority is job creation in traditional and new and emerging sectors and the second is continuing to rebuild the credibility of Cuyahoga County’s government.
Mr. Schron has led Jergens, Inc., as President and CEO for nearly 30 years, as well as co-founding an internet education business called Tooling University. He served 28 years in the United States Army, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel.
A 1966 graduate of Chagrin Falls High School, Mr. Schron received a Bachelor of Science in 1970 from Florida Southern College and a Juris Doctorate from Ohio Northern University in 1975. He is licensed to practice law in Ohio and Florida.
Previously, a 12-year member of the Chagrin Falls Board of Education, he also has served on founding board of the Clean Ohio Council, board member and Vice Chairman of MAGNET and the boards of Wire-net & NOCHE: Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education. He believes these community-service experiences provide him with the tools to promote strong ethics, build the new county government, and renew the entrepreneurial spirit to create jobs in our county.
Mr. Schron married his wife, Mary Ellen, in 1970, and has three adult sons and four grandchildren residing in the area.
Mr. Schron chairs the Economic Development & Planning Committee and serves as a member of the Finance & Budget and Education, Environment & Sustainability Committees.
Cuyahoga County Council
2079 East 9th Street – 8th Floor
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
District 6, which encompasses approximately 124 square miles, includes the cities of Brecksville, Broadview Heights, Independence, Mayfield Heights, Seven Hills, and Solon; the villages of Bentleyville, Brooklyn Heights, Chagrin Falls, Gates Mills, Glenwillow, Hunting Valley, Mayfield, Moreland Hills, Oakwood, Valley View, and Walton Hills; as well as Chagrin Falls Township. The southern border of the District is Summit County, the eastern border is Geauga County, and the northern border is Lake County. With a 2010 population of 119,680 persons and a housing unit count of 52,262 units, the District contains 9.3% of the County’s population and 8.4% of the County’s housing units.
Quick facts about District 6:
2010 Decennial Census
2006 - 2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
- The Census showed that in 2000 the total population of District 6 was 114,963 persons. By 2010, the District’s population had increased by 4.1%, to 119,680 persons.
- District 6 exhibited a 2010 population density of 966 persons per square mile. Countywide, the population density was 2,800 persons per square mile.
- For persons reporting one race in the 2010 Census, 87.2% were White, 7.1% were Black or African-American, 5.3% were Asian/Pacific Islander, and 0.4% were Some Other Race.
- Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin (which can be of any race) comprised 1.6% of the population in 2010. Countywide, 4.8% of the population was comprised of persons of Hispanic or Latino origin.
- There were 49,126 households in District 6 in 2010, 68.2% of which were family households. Countywide, 58.7% of all households were family households.
- In 2010, 22.2% of the population in District 6 were under age 18, while 18.9% were 65 years of age or older. Countywide, 22.7% were under age 18, while 15.5% were 65 years of age or older.
- In 2010, 94.0% of the 52,262 housing units located in District 6 were occupied. Of those occupied housing units, 38,915 units (79.2%) were owner-occupied. Countywide, 60.9% of occupied housing units were owner-occupied.
- The 2006-2010 ACS showed that of all persons who were age 25 or older, 92.6% had a high school diploma or had some additional education beyond high school, while 43.9% of those high school graduates had a bachelor’s degree or higher. Countywide, 86.4% had a high school diploma or had some additional education, while 28.2% had a bachelor’s degree or higher.
- Only 7.4% of all persons who were age 25 or older had not graduated from high school. Countywide, 13.7% of all persons had not graduated from high school.
- The median household income in District 6, at $71,581, was higher than the median income for Cuyahoga County as a whole, which was $43,603.
- In District 6, 5.2% of all persons had incomes that were below the poverty level. Countywide, 16.4% of all persons had incomes that were below the poverty level.
- In District 6, 4.7%, of families with children under age 18 had incomes that were below the poverty level, in comparison to the countywide rate of 19.9%.
- In District 6, 6.7% of all persons age 65 and over had incomes that were below the poverty level, in comparison to the countywide rate of 10.9%.
Prepared by the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission, January 2013 http://planning.co.cuyahoga.oh.us/census/.
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, http://neocando.case.edu/. For Census information regarding Cleveland Wards, see: http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/2010census/cpc.html.