Dan O’Malley

Lakewood City Council, Ward 4


Dan is the only openly LGBTQ person on the Lakewood City Council


Daniel J. O’Malley was elected to city council by the residents of Ward 4 in November 2015 and represents Lakewood’s east end. Ward 4 comprises some of Lakewood’s most diverse and historic neighborhoods.

Dan’s first act as a councilperson was to introduce Ordinance 1-16, which prohibits discrimination against LGBTQ workers and residents in education, housing, employment, and public accommodation. The ordinance is among the most comprehensive anti-discrimination laws in Ohio. Dan’s other legislative achievements include passing ordinances to increase transparency and accessibility within Lakewood city government, passing a ban on the dangerous practice of conversion therapy, and removing domestic violence as an official “nuisance activity” in Lakewood’s code, thereby sparing many survivors from the threat of eviction.

Dan’s priorities on council are to make our neighborhoods safer, healthier, and more vibrant while providing responsive service to Lakewood’s residents. He regularly holds town hall meetings throughout Ward 4. Dan serves as Chair of council’s Finance Committee, and is a member of the Housing Committee and Public Safety Committee, which he previously chaired.

Dan has spent his career working in the labor movement, and currently serves as an official with the North Shore AFL-CIO. He is a graduate of John Carroll University.​

Importance of Candidacy:

  • Dan is the only openly LGBTQ person on the Lakewood City Council.
  • He will continue to be a voice for the LGBTQ community in Lakewood.

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