Photo of Lieutenant Governor candidate Cheryl Stephens smiling into the camera

Meet Cheryl

An affordable housing advocate, county councilmember, and former mayor, Cheryl Stephens has the experience to fight for a better Ohio for all.

Meet lieutenant governor candidate Cheryl Stephens

Cheryl firmly believes that the American Dream should be within reach for all Ohioans. That’s why she has made building affordable housing and creating safe and healthy neighborhoods the focus of her career. As a current Cuyahoga County Councilmember and former Mayor of Cleveland Heights, Cheryl is a proven leader ready to take on big challenges in our state and make sure all of our communities can thrive.

A candid photo of lieutenant governor candidate Cheryl Stephens smiling and talking to Nan Whaley and a small group of other people in an office setting
Photo of lieutenant governor candidate Cheryl Stephens wearing a blue dress and smiling

Cheryl’s story

While growing up, Cheryl’s family lived across the country and around the world as they followed her father’s career in the Air Force. She considers herself lucky to have found a home in Ohio when her father retired to Wright Patterson Air Force Base outside of Dayton. Cheryl learned the importance of education from her mother, a nurse, and of the perseverance to pursue the American Dream from her father.

A committed public servant

Cheryl is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the East Akron Neighborhood Development Corporation (EANDC), which strives to strengthen communities by providing affordable housing and neighborhood revitalization. Cheryl is also the Councilmember for Cuyahoga County District 10, where she focuses on improving county services and increasing investment in local small businesses. Cheryl has previously served the residents of Cleveland Heights as a Councilmember and Mayor.

Lieutenant governor candidate Cheryl Stephens sits at a table and listens to two people speak

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