Senator Jerry C. Cirino

  • Hometown:  Kirtland
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Senator Jerry C. Cirino is currently serving his first term in the Ohio Senate, representing the people of Portage county and portions of Geauga and Lake counties. He brings proven leadership and considerable business expertise to state government, as well as a keen understanding of local government from his four recent years as a Lake County Commissioner.

Senator Cirino spent many years leading companies in the medical device arena. Now retired, he was the founding CEO of SourceOne Healthcare Technologies in Mentor and was instrumental in bringing hundreds of new jobs to Lake County and Ohio through his work as a business leader. As a county commissioner, he worked to create a jobs-friendly environment and a local government that was responsive to the needs and challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

A fiscal conservative, Senator Cirino’s experience in managing complex budgets and creatively dealing with business challenges coupled with his passion for success, will help protect taxpayer dollars and ensure the future growth of Lake, Geauga and Portage counties.

Active in his community, Senator Cirino has previously served as chairman of the board of trustees of Lakeland Community College and was a board member of Lake Heath Systems and Lake Erie College. Additionally, he continues to serve on boards of numerous companies and not-for-profit organizations. Senator Cirinio is also the co-founder of My Board Advisors, a consulting firm serving the needs of small businesses.

Senator Cirino is active in the Roman Catholic Church in a variety of capacities. He has also served as Board Chair of Cleveland Right to Life, a 501(c)(3) educational entity. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business and an MBA from Lake Erie College in Lake County. In 2005, he was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, following his commencement address.

Senator Cirino and his wife, Donna, have been married for 47 years and have lived in Lake County for over 40 years where they raised their nine children. They now have 34 grandchildren, most of whom reside in Lake County.

134th General Assembly Committee Assignments:

  • Workforce & Higher Education Committee (Vice-Chair)
  • Energy & Public Utilities Committee
  • Local Government & Elections Committee
  • Ways & Means Committee

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