BRUNSWICK – Mayor Ron Falconi formally announced this week his plans to run for the state Senate District 22 in the March 17, 2020 primary.
“I am proud of the job that I have done representing the people of Brunswick for over a decade – first as a city councilman and currently as mayor,” Falconi said Aug. 12 as he announced his candidacy alongside members of the Medina County Republican Party at the Galaxy in Wadsworth. “Over the years I have worked hard and fought for my constituents and I want to use that experience in Columbus.”
Falconi is looking to fill the seat that will be left vacant by current state Senator Larry Obhof as he is ineligible to seek another term in office due to term limits. Obhof has been serving the district, which encompasses all of Medina, Ashland and Richland counties, as well as parts of Holmes County, since 2011.
As a lifelong Republican, Falconi said that if he is elected, he is looking to fight for lower taxes, encourage a business-friendly climate and honor the district’s veterans.
Falconi was born and raised in Northeast Ohio and has been involved in politics for nearly 30 years. After first being appointed as an at-large council representative to fill a vacant seat in 2008, Falconi, an attorney, has been involved in local politics ever since. He was elected by the voters to serve a full term as one of three at-large council representatives in 2009 before being elected as the city’s mayor – a ceremonial position – in 2014. During his time in office, Falconi said he has watched the city the city blossom into what he calls “an educational and medical mecca” as council and the administration have increased local efforts to boost economic development.
In addition to volunteering for numerous campaigns ranging from city council at the local level to the president. He is currently a member of the Medina County Republican Central and Executive Committee.
In addition to being invited to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Falconi was also asked by the Trump campaign to serve on the Asian Pacific American Advisory Committee during the 2016 presidential campaign. He continues to work with the Republican National Committee in its outreach efforts to Asian Pacific American communities across the United States.
Falconi earned his bachelor’s degree in political science with a concentration in international studies from John Carroll University and his law degree from the University of Akron.
Falconi is currently employed as an attorney and has been practicing law for more than 20 years, concentrating in the areas of family law, criminal defense and immigration.
Falconi has been married to Dr. Genevive C. Falconi for 21 years and they have two children, Joseph, 19, and Angela, 17.