Monday, October 28, 2013
Richard Summers for Avon mayor
Summers, 41, currently serves as an assistant prosecutor in Parma and a litigation lawyer for McDonald Hopkins in Cleveland.
Prior to joining the law firm in 2003, he acted as an assistant county prosecutor for the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office and assistant program director for the city of Parma.
Summers earned a bachelor’s degree from Baldwin Wallace College and a law degree from the University of Akron School of Law.
He has lived in the city for the past six years, acting as an Avon Youth Baseball Coach and member of the Avon Athletic Boosters.
If elected to mayor, Summers said he will take measure to protect the city’s infrastructure from being overrun, attract targeted businesses and increase communication with residents.
With his legal experience, Summers said he’s certain that he can steadily lead the city to continued growth through careful planning and increased communication.
“This is a very important time for the city of Avon,” Summers said. “Avon is going to steadily grow and we must plan wisely for that growth. In planning for the growth of Avon, we must always start looking at how any plan affects the residents of Avon.”
-- Adriana Cuevas, Morning Journal article from Oct. 28, 2013