My name is Kelly Kosek. I'm a mom, wife, and lawyer. I'm running to retain my seat on Strongsville City Council as the Ward 3 Councilwoman.
In 2017, I ran for an at-large seat on council. I was so close--I missed winning an at-large council seat by only 335 votes. Subsequently, when the Ward 3 seat became vacant, I was appointed to the open seat on Strongsville City Council on January 23, 2018.
In the year that I've served been on Council, we've seen some significant changes.
First, when I was appointed as Ward 3 Councilwoman, the council also appointed a woman as Ward 2 Councilwoman, meaning that Strongsville City Council has two women on City Council for the first time in its history. And, together, we are the first women to serve on Council since 2001.
Second, because of my legal background, I took the initiative to write and introduce several charter amendments to council. One of the amendments changing the make up of the charter-review committee was overwhelmingly approved by voters.
Third, at my request, video of council meetings is now available online--not just as a streaming option. This has improved transparency for residents.
And, finally, throughout my 2017 campaign, I emphasized the need for more family amenities, including an ADA-compliant playground. This past August, Strongsville added an ADA-compliant playground in Surrarrer Park. As a Council, we also held two family events--back-to-school Popsicles in the Park and hayrides at the chalet at in October.
Together, we have made real change. I am so proud of what we've accomplished in 2018. But I'm not done. I want to continue to push to make Strongsville more family friendly and to improve the infrastructure in Ward 3, especially in regard to sidewalks and roads. I want to ensure that Strongsville remains strong and a desirable place to raise a family for years to come.
I hope you will join me in my 2019 campaign to retain the Ward 3 seat on council. If you are as excited as I am about continuing to make real change in local government, please donate to my 2019 campaign.
Thank you for all of your support.
All the best,
(Paid for by Friends of Kelly A. Kosek.)