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Council Profiles

Profile of Michael J.  Daymut, Ward 1 Councilman
Michael Daymut has been a resident of Strongsville for the past  thirty eight years and has had the pleasure of serving as Councilman in Ward 1  for the past twenty years. He was the council representative to the Strongsville  Planning Commission for seven years. Michael is currently chairman of the  Economic Development Committee and Planning, Zoning and Engineering Committee.  He also serves on the Public Service and Conservation Committee. Michael Daymut can be contacted by phone at 440-238-8255, fax 440-238-4181, email at , or through the city council office at 440-580-3110.


Profile of Matt Schonhut, Ward 2 Councilman

Matt began his first term as Ward 2 Councilman in January of 2012.  He is a lifelong resident of Strongsville.  He is the owner of Schonhut Landscape Services.

Matt chairs the Building and Utilities Commitee and the Communication and Technology Committee.  He also serves as a member on the Planning, Zoning and Engineering Committee.  You can contact Matt by phone at (440) 554-9840, or by email at


Profile of Jim Carbone, Ward 3 Councilman

Jim Carbone has called Strongsville his home for the past 34 years, moving into the city with his family in December of 1978. Jim is proud to have gone through the Strongsville schools starting in kindergarten and graduating from Strongsville High School in 1991. After graduation Jim attended Cuyahoga Community College and the University of Toledo. In August of 1994 Jim attended the police academy and became a member of the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department. In 1998 Jim became a North Olmsted Police Officer and is currently assigned as a School Resource Officer.

Jim has always taken great pride in working with and for the people. Jim has served on three homeowners associations and is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Historical Society, Optimist Club, and works the Homecoming as a tent manager.

Jim is excited to bring a new point of view, vision and energy to Council. Jim's top priority will be listening to the people and being a great representative for them.

Jim chairs Council's Public Service and Conservation Committee and is a member on the Economic Development, the Finance Committee, the Planning, Zoning and Engineering Committee and the Recreation and Community Services Committee.

Jim and his wife Alison have been married since July of 2006.  They are the proud parents of three children.   Jim and Alison are both long-time Strongsville residents and look forward to raising their children in Strongsville.

You can reach Jim at (440) 268-8089, or at


Profile of Gordon Short, Ward 4 Councilman

Gordon Short has called Strongsville home since 2001.  Gordon received his B.S.B.A in accounting from John Carroll University and his Juris Doctorate from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University.  He is a licensed CPA and Attorney in the State of Ohio. 

Gordon chairs the Recreation and Community Services Committee and is a member of the Communication and Technology Committee, the Finance Committee and the Public Safety and Health Committee.

Gordon is married and the proud father of two children.  You can reach Gordon at (440) 821-6625 or through e-mail at

Profile of Joseph C. DeMio, Councilman-At-Large
Joseph C. DeMio is Councilman-at-Large and was first elected to City Council in 1995.  Joe currently chairs the Public Safety and Health Committee and also serves as a member of the Building and Utilities Committee and the Communications and Technology Committee.     You can reach Joe at his 24-hour Hotline - (440) 846-4JOE (846-4563)

Profile of Ken Dooner, Councilman-At-Large; President Pro Tem

Ken Dooner and his wife Anna have been residents of the City of Strongsville since 1980.  They have three grown children - Katie, Kelly and Kyle.  Ken has a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Kent State University.  He has more than twenty-five years experience in running his own businesses.  Currently, he is President of KMD Sales, Inc. 

Ken chairs Council's Finance Committee and serves as a member on the Building and Utilities Committee and the Public Service and Conservation Committee.   You can reach Ken at 216-316-5351, or via email at


Profile of Duke Southworth, Councilman-At-Large; President of Council

John "Duke" Southworth was appointed to Council in June of 2011.  Duke serves on the Economic Development Committee, the Public Safety and Health Committee and the Recreation and Community Services Committee.

Duke has lived in Strongsville since 1998.  He graduated with a Bachelors degree from Miami University and a law degree from The Ohio State University.  He is a licensed attorney in the State of Ohio.

Duke can be contacted by phone at 440-878-9293 or by email at