Strongsville - Strongsville Mayor Tom Perciak announced his candidacy for re-election last evening, at a rally of ore than 100 friends, family and supporters. Perciak touted fiscal successes and improvements across Strongsville, but shared a message that he still has more to do as mayor.
Perciak also used the announcement to establish his strong credentials as a candidate. He has more than $100,000 in his campaign account with another $100,000 in fundraising commitments – even before he has filed his nomination petitions. He also announced results from a recent public opinion poll commissioned by his campaign. Those results show that 69 percent of voters believe Strongsville is going in the right direction, more than 95 percent of Strongsville voters know who Perciak is, and his job approval stands at 66 percent.
Perciak, speaking at the announcement rally said that he’s running with purpose.
“I’m here because of the things that we’ve accomplished, together, during the last 14 years. Strongsville is stronger now than ever,” Perciak said. “There’s work left to be done. And I want to be the one to help us continue on our path, fulfill our obligation and ensure that Strongsville continues to serve as a model community in Northeast Ohio.”
Perciak starts the campaign with public endorsements from State Representative Tom Patton and Cuyahoga County Council Member Michael Gallagher. Both leaders were on hand for the Perciak event. Other prominent community leaders will be announced in weeks to come.
The mayor thanked his supporters, suggesting they will be the key to victory.
“I’m confident we have the experience,” Perciak said. “I’m confident that we have the plan, and I’m confident that my team and our community can work harmoniously to achieve our shared goals.”
Perciak encouraged local residents to watch his announcement video, which is posted on his website here.
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