Erin Lally was the first of seven candidates to file her petitions for one of the three Strongsville City Council At-Large position on the 2021 ballot. All three seats are open this year.

Councilman-At-Large Matt Schonhut announced he will not be seeking re-election to a second term. “I want to thank Matt Schonhut for his dedicated service to our community,” said Lally. “I know he does his homework because when I am in city hall meeting with various officials, I see him there as well. I wish him nothing but the best in this next chapter of life.”

Lally was one of ten candidates who applied for the vacant Ward 2 council seat in 2017. Since that time, she has been attending city council and committee meetings. According to one of her recent Facebook posts, she has also “been meeting with members of the city administration to learn more about what they do.” In 2019, she even toured a city wastewater treatment facility which she claimed was “fascinating and impressive.”

As the Assistant to the mayor of the City of Parma Heights these past nine years and as a former two-term state representative, Lally has extensive experience in both the legislative and administrative branches of government. A self-professed “public servant, not a politician,” she presents unique qualifications to the residents of Strongsville.

Erin Lally has introduced a five-point campaign platform focused on keeping taxes low, the bond rating high, economic development, continued infrastructure improvements, recycling education, as well as the retention and attraction of both residents and businesses. Lally also plans to collaborate and build strong working relationships with community partners such as the Cleveland Metroparks, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Strongsville City School District, and all the various city clubs and organizations within the city.

To learn more, visit her website: and follow her on Facebook and Instagram (Rally with Lally) and/or LinkedIn (Erin Lally).

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