Mayor Thomas P. Perciak

Strongsville, Ohio

Population: 46,491

After nearly 40 years in banking and serving as President and CEO of the Strongsville Savings Bank and its holding company, Emerald Financial Corp., Tom served as an Executive Vice President of Fifth Third Bancorp after Fifth Third purchased Emerald, until retiring to run for Mayor of Strongsville. Never before holding public office, Mayor Perciak was a write-in candidate in a field of seven, and won the election, making it the first time a write-in candidate won a mayor’s job in one of Cuyahoga County’s largest cities. Mayor Perciak has served the City of Strongsville since 2004. He believes his business background is essential in helping him efficiently manage the city, deliver exceptional city services, while maintaining a strong balance sheet.