Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Stephen Wolf for North Olmsted City Council
Wolf, 57, is a retired police officer who currently works as a practicing attorney for the Law Office of Stephen W. Wolf, LLC.
A registered Democrat, Wolf holds multiple degrees from Cleveland State University.
A nearly lifelong city resident, Wolf said he believes his longevity in North Olmsted, coupled with his previous service to the city, makes him an excellent candidate for city council.
“I want the North Olmsted I was born in, that I grew up in, to be the North Olmsted I grow old in,” he said.
“Born and raised here, I bring with me the institutional knowledge of nearly fifty-seven years of residency and thirty-two years as a police officer.”
Wolf said he believes that there are three main issues that he would like to address should he be elected.
First, Wolf hopes to tackle and rebuild what he calls a “post-apocalyptic economy,” citing it as the biggest issue that convinced him to enter the race.
“Every street has one or two vacant and foreclosed homes,” he said. “People will move here, into those vacant homes, if we can convince them of what we know: North Olmsted is a great place to call home.”
Second, Wolf plans to re-enforce the dwindling number of vital city services.
Finally, Wolf wants to increase the transparency of the city.
“I will work to eliminate privatization,” he said. “Privatization allows government funds to be funneled from the city to a private entity. Transparency is critically important to the proper operation of North Olmsted government.”
-- Jon Behm, Morning Journal article from Oct. 30, 2013