Councilman McCormack will continue serving as the only openly out gay man on the Cleveland City Council
Councilman Kerry McCormack represents the 3rd Ward of Cleveland, which is one of the city’s most diverse wards including the neighborhoods of Downtown, Tremont, Ohio City, and Stockyards.
Councilman McCormack serves as chairman of the Health & Human Services Committee. He also serves on four other committees – Finance; Development, Planning & Sustainability; Utilities, and Operations. In addition, Councilman McCormack is a member of the Greater Cleveland AIDS Funding Collaborative and the Cuyahoga County Office of Homeless Services Advisory Board.
During his tenure on council, McCormack has championed legislation and policy changes to reduce lead paint poising in children, advance civil rights, create more multi-modal transportation and infrastructure options, incentivize housing development for people of all income levels, spur job creation and economic opportunity, and more.
Prior to his service on Cleveland City Council, McCormack worked as the Director of Community Affairs for Ohio City Incorporated. Prior to his work in community development, Councilman McCormack worked for the re-election campaign of U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, which was proceeded by his time in Madrid, Spain, where he spent two years teaching first and second grade English for the Ministry of Education of Spain in the Spanish public schools.
Councilman McCormack is a life-long Cleveland resident and currently lives in the Ohio City neighborhood with his husband Edward and their two dogs.