• For Cuyahoga County Council District 2
    DAVID BROCK For Cuyahoga County Council District 2
  • Rebuilding Cuyahoga County Together
    DAVID BROCK Rebuilding Cuyahoga County Together
  • A Progressive Democrat for a new era
    DAVID BROCK A Progressive Democrat for a new era
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Read Dave’s statement announcing his candidacy and what he wants us to accomplish

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Issues

Issues

Economic Development
Education
Housing
Sustainability
Transparency & Accountability
Transportation

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A little bit about me

Born on Cleveland’s West Side, Dave was raised in Olmsted Falls. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Cleveland State University and a Master’s Degree in History from CSU. Hoping to teach at the college level, Dave attended the University of Missouri to pursue his PhD in history. He taught for several years at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri where one of the graduating classes honored him with their “Best Teacher” award.

Wanting to make a greater impact on his hometown, in 2013 Dave returned to Cleveland and moved to the neighborhood where his parents had grown up– West Park. As the son of a Cleveland firefighter and an elementary school secretary, Dave understands well the importance of work, and equally understands the travesty of giving county money to the 1%.

A former college history teacher, today Dave works in the nonprofit housing field and serves as president of the Ward 16 Democrats in Cleveland, as an organizer for West Park Neighbor Up, and the creator of the Cleveland-centric website clevelandbrocks.com.

My Platform

  • Put Residents First
  • No More Handouts to Billionaires & Millionaires
  • Transparency & Accountability in County Government
  • Economic Development for People, not Corporations
  • Expanded Educational Opportunities for All
  • Work to Help Businesses and Firms that are Already Here
  • Public Transportation that People Can Rely On
  • Making the Democratic Party More Responsive

Dave's mission and vision

Economic

Economic Development in our county must be about the people who drive our economy…the workers. Not the 1%. Our primary goal should be more than just creating jobs, but to create sustainable, family wage jobs. Instead of chasing companies from elsewhere we can focus on building the firms and businesses that area already here by giving them a better-trained workforce.

Education

For too long, policymakers have only viewed educational policy through the prism of children sitting at desks in a classroom. We need a long-term commitment to educating and training people of all ages, in all fields, for Cuyahoga County to be competitive in the long-term.

Housing

Housing policy needs to be about more than the number of houses we build, or tear down. Homeowners must have access to more resources in terms of repair and maintenance to ensure the rising value of our housing stock.  And, potential home buyers must have all the tools, knowledge, and protections available to navigate homeownership.

Transparency

The calamity with our county jail and the failure of leadership we’ve seen with the lead crisis are just the latest examples of a failure of leadership in Cuyahoga County that has reached epic proportions. Thus, I’m calling for an Office on Transparency & Accountability, with continuous online updates, so that all residents know what decisions are being made, and by whom, and where our money is going.

Resident Engagement

Our residents are priority #1.Too frequently their needs and viewpoints are ignored. A fully empowered Office on Residential Engagement, with liaisons in each district, will seek resident input before county dollars are spent on development projects, and maintain contact with the people in our county.

Long Term Planning

A 30 year plan, with benchmarks and goals, to grow the economy & population, increase educational outcomes, raise housing values, improve public transportation, and put our county on the cutting edge of sustainable land & environmental policies.

March 17, 2020
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My abilities

Public service is the highest calling in a republic. For the millions serving our nation in uniforms, past and present, (from the military to firefighters and police officers), and those who serve the public good as teachers, librarians, and more, it is their way of giving back to their neighborhood and country. That is why I’m running for office. I’d like to serve.

One thing you can count on, if I’m elected, every decision I make will be predicated on what is in the best, long-term interests for the residents of this county.

In 1960, John F. Kennedy defined what can today be labeled a progressive and I proudly agree with his definition.

“If by a ‘Liberal’, they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people – their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties – someone who believes that we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a ‘Liberal,’ then I’m proud to say that I’m a ‘Liberal.”

Supposedly, public speaking is one of Americans’ greatest fears. Rest assured, that is not the case with me. Having been a teacher, and working in the Outreach fields, I recognize the incredible importance of communicating with people, and more importantly, listening to them.

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Brock for District 2 Fundrasier

Brock for District 2 Fundrasier

3600 W Park Rd, Cleveland, OH 44111, USA
21 Sep 2019 04:30 PM - 06:30 PM

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