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Robert J. DeJohn

Robert J. DeJohn

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Mayfield Heights council candidate Robert J. DeJohn, November 2011
Mayfield Heights council candidate Robert J. DeJohn, November 2011

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Published by: The News-Herald on Oct 17, 2011
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Election Questionnaire
Date questionnaire completed: October 1, 2011 Office sought: Unexpired 2 year Council Term for the City of Mayfield Heights Political party: None Name: Robert J. DeJohn Gender: Male Age: 56 Home Address: 6766 Stafford Drive Mayfield Heights, OH 44124 Length of residence in that community: 56 years Campaign Web site: www.dejohnforcouncil.com Occupation: Licensed Funeral Director Employer: DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Homes and Crematory Marital status: Married Name of spouse: Lori DeJohn Name and age of any children: Teresa-23 and Bobby-19 Public office experience: None

Non-elected experience (committees, boards, etc.): Former member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee, parade cochairman for Mayfield Heights Fun Days, coach and sponsor for the Mayfield Boys League and Girls Softball, member of the Mayfield High School Alumni Association, member of the 1974 Mayfield High School Class Reunion Committees, former recruitment chairman for the YMCA Indian Guides and Princesses programs, former board member for the YMCA, member of the Knights of Columbus, Gilmour Council 310, member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity, Cleveland alumni chapter, active member and usher for St. Clare Church, member of the Association of Specialists in Aging and a volunteer for the Western Reserve Model Railroad Museum.
Political office held 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Municipality Years served Elected or appointed?

School/city/state High School College Mayfield High School, Mayfield Village, Ohio Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

Years 1970-1974 1974-1979

Degree-Subject or Certificate Diploma Bachelor of Arts

Graduate Other

Education: (Note: Only list schools from which you’ve graduated and/or earned degrees. Please indicate if currently attending.) (Note: If you’ve completed a certificate program, please list in “Other” row and indicate certificate obtained.)

Should you be elected, what are three specific areas you’d like to change, address, improve or further research, and how specifically would you go about it? If elected, my first order of business will be to meet with every department
head to find out their immediate needs and any critical issues. Immediately upon completion, I will prepare a strategic plan with short and long term goals. As of right now, I will promote strong city leadership that encourages cooperation and respect by encouraging open communication between all branches of government. I want to maintain property values by addressing the enforcement of building codes and ordinances with limited use of variances. Finally, I will improve services for our senior citizens by researching programs such as snow removal, free medical transportation and a handyman volunteer group. Whether for past accomplishments or future goals, why should voters elect you? I was born and raised in Mayfield Heights and chose to raise my family in this great city. I was surrounded by politics during my father’s 28 years in city leadership positions, including the role of Mayor of Mayfield Heights. I believe my skills and abilities, combined with my love for Mayfield Heights, will benefit the city as a council member. As an independent thinker I will bring a new voice and vision, while focusing on the issues and avoiding “petty politics” for political gain. I will serve with dignity, respect, integrity and most importantly, honesty. I want to give the citizens of Mayfield Heights a job well done rather than well said.

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