Politician and Democrat who became the 57th Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio in January 2006.
He earned a law degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law after serving in the Vietnam War.
He decided to run for mayor while serving as the Cleveland City Council President and he is a member of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition.
He married Edwina Jackson.
He, like Antonio Villaraigosa , was elected as mayor in 2005.