Kari will be the first out LGBTQ councilmember in Stow!
Kari Suhadolnik is a community activist running to secure a forward-thinking future for the Stow. Kari moved to Stow in 2006, where she lives with her husband and 4 children. Her ability to bring people together, regardless of background, and her dedication to community service, would be an asset to City Council.
In 2018, Kari co-founded a nonprofit to provide aid to families in need. What started as a simple effort to get kids fed, has become a team collaboration between the city, schools, other nonprofits, hospitals, and businesses to tackle all kinds of problems facing Stow families. Together, they have found housing solutions for those facing eviction or homelessness, assisted senior citizens, organized school supply drives, and created a local resource guide for community members in need. On Council, Kari will continue to focus on equality and equity, supporting those in need.
Kari has worked in Stow City Politics since 2019 when Mayor Pribonic appointed Kari to the Stow Arts Commission. She was named chair by her fellow committee members in 2021. As chair, her first venture was to spearhead the first-ever public art installation and oversee the successful implementation of the first-ever city-wide Women’s Art Show.
Kari will be the first openly LGBTQ+ City Council Member in Stow. Each aspect of local government is an opportunity for Kari to keep fighting to make Stow a better place to live. On City Council, Kari will always uplift new voices in local government.