Jeff Coryell announced in March that he would run for a seat on Cleveland Heights City Council in November.
Coryell will continue his campaign this weekend at the Coventry Street Arts Fair, and encouraged people to stop by on Twitter.
Coryell, who has lived in Cleveland Heights for 17 years, was who interviewed for former council member Mark Tumeo’s job. City Council members , who will sit on council until the end of 2011, but must be re-elected to finish Tumeo’s term, which ends in 2013.
Coryell has worked in politics for the past several years, serving as a president, secretary and now trustee of the Cleveland Heights Democrats. He also is a member of two committees in the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party, and was campaign treasurer for Julian Rogers, county council member, in 2010.
He worked on presidential campaigns as well. He organized a neighborhood volunteer team for Barack Obama in 2008 and supervised poll monitors and observed the recount for John Kerry in 2004.
Coryell is also well-known for his political reporting and blogging. He founded the website Ohio Daily and was selected as the official blogger for the Ohio Delegation at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.
In addition to his active role in politics, Coryell is a lawyer and an artist.
He was the assistant attorney general in Texas, a United States Attorney in the Eastern District of New York and also had his own practice in the ‘80s and ‘90s.
He switched gears and received his MFA in 1994, had his own painting studio for several years and taught courses at Cleveland State University, Cuyahoga Community College and Youngstown State University.
Coryell announced his campaign three months ago. Since, , council member, and , who ran for council in 2009 and was also a finalist for Tumeo’s role, also said they will run in November.
For more information about Coryell, visit his website, www.coryellforcouncil.com.