Support Phil Robinson for Ohio House of Representatives – Fall 2018
NEO Sierra Club endorses Phil Robinson for election to the Ohio House of Representatives in district 6. He is running as a Democrat and is opposed by Republican Jim Trakas. The 6th district includes suburbs of Cleveland on the eastern and southern edges of Cuyahoga County.
A devoted husband and father of two, Phil is active in the community and the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party. Currently, he serves on the boards of Gilmour Academy, United Black Fund Foundation, and Teach for America – Greater Cleveland.
Phil has received numerous awards and honors including Crain’s Cleveland Business 2015 Forty Under 40, Pahara NextGen Leader (a program of the Aspen Institute), Crain’s Cleveland Business “Who to Watch in Education,” Leadership Cleveland Class of 2013, Top 25 Under 35 Movers and Shakers by Inside Business Magazine, and The George Washington University Hall of Fame in 2001.
Born and raised in Northeast Ohio, Phil graduated from Gilmour Academy – and with the help of an academic scholarship, work-study programs and summer jobs – Phil earned his undergraduate degree in finance from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Like many of his classmates, he was deeply affected by the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Rather than seeking a job on Wall Street after graduation, Phil instead chose to serve as a congressional legislative aide for U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif).
Eventually, Phil and his wife decided to move back home to Northeast Ohio. In between demanding work as a marketing consultant to both small and Fortune 500 businesses, Phil found time to tutor middle school students on his lunch hour. He was so inspired by their stories that he left a successful career in the private sector to pay it forward in the nonprofit community; at the same time earning his Executive Master of Business Administration degree from the Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management.
Phil then joined City Year Cleveland, an education nonprofit that partners with public schools to help keep students in school and on track to graduate, as its executive director. He led the organization out of debt, doubled its budget and expanded services to help more students graduate from high school. Under Phil’s leadership, City Year has doubled its revenue, grown its operations by 20 percent and one Cleveland school increase its graduation rate from 39% to 73% in five short years.
Phil’s campaign priorities are:
- Jobs & the Economy
- Local Government
- Ethics & Lobbying Reform
- Protect Workers’ Rights
- Fair Districts and Voting Rights
- Common Sense Gun Reform
- Maintain An Open Door
For more information about Phil Robinson and his campaign please visit his web site, www.robinsonforohio.com You will find his priorities, events, news, and links to donate and volunteer.