Ed FitzGerald

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Ed FitzGerald
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Current candidacy
Running for Governor of Ohio
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Cuyahoga County Executive
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor of Lakewood, Ohio
Bachelor'sOhio State University (1990)
J.D.Cleveland–Marshall College of Law (1993)
Date of birthJuly 10, 1968
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Ed FitzGerald (b. July 10, 1968) is the Cuyahoga County Executive and a Democratic candidate for Governor of Ohio in the 2014 elections.[1][2]


FitzGerald began his career as a special agent with the FBI. In this role he was assigned to the Organized Crime Task Force in Chicago, investigating political corruption and Mafia influence. After leaving the FBI he returned to Ohio, serving as an an assistant county prosecutor. In 2007 he was elected Mayor of Lakewood and in 2010 elected as Cuyahoga County Executive.[3]


  • Bachelor's degree, Ohio State University, 1990
  • Cleveland–Marshall College of Law, 1993



See also: Ohio gubernatorial election, 2014

On March 11, 2013, FitzGerald filed campaign committee paperwork with the Ohio Secretary of State enabling him to begin fundraising for the 2014 Ohio gubernatorial election. FitzGerald had yet to officially declare his candidacy, despite releasing a 3-minute video spot in accompaniment with his committee filings. "Today I'm announcing the formation of an exploratory committee to run for governor; But more than that, I'm beginning a conversation with you, the people of Ohio," he said in the video.[4] FitzGerald confirmed his bid for the Democratic nomination for governor on April 24, 2013.[1][5]

FitzGerald announces his formation of an exploratory committee for 2014 bid to unseat Gov. John Kasich

Republican incumbent Gov. John Kasich is running for re-election in 2014.[6] The general election takes place on November 4, 2014.



FitzGerald was elected as Cuyahoga County Executive in the general election on November 2, 2010.[8]

Cuyahoga County Executive General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Matt Dolan 30.3% 124,719
     Green David H. Ellison 1.5% 6,193
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEdward FitzGerald 45.7% 188,475
     - Ken Lanci 11.4% 47,110
     - Tim McCormack 8.2% 33,760
     Nonparty Don Scipione 2.9% 11,897
Total Votes 412,154

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