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Community Leader Dawn Carbone-McDonald Seeks North Royalton Ward 5 City Council Seat

Dawn Carbone McDonald September 12 2021 Public Announcement
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Dawn Carbone-McDonald

Candidate, North Royalton City Council Ward 5

(330) 888-2034


September 12, 2021

(North Royalton, Ohio)— Community Leader, Dawn Carbone-McDonald, has announced that the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections recently validated her petition and she is officially on the November 2, 2021 General Election ballot seeking the North Royalton Ward 5 City Council seat.

Dawn Carbone-McDonald, 53, is currently the Vice President & Board Member of Cleveland Touchdown Club Charities and an Executive member and elected North Royalton Ward 5b Precinct Leader of the Cuyahoga County Central Committee (R). Previously, Dawn was a Medical Assistant for The Cleveland Clinic (11 yrs.) also serving on its Health & Wellness Committee, a Head Varsity Cheerleading Coach at Strongsville High School (4 yrs.), and as a Records Supervisor at the Cuyahoga County Prosecutors Office (11 yrs.). Dawn is the founder of the youth cheerleading program in Strongsville. Dawn graduated from Sanford-Brown College.

Dawn Carbone-McDonald is the wife of an awesome supportive husband, a mother/step mother to four wonderful children and three rescued dogs. Dawn is a daughter of a Cleveland Police Officer/Detective and comes from a family history of public servants. Dawn cites that same family passion for public service and her family values as her motivation to run. “My dad was a police officer and he taught me the importance of public service. For my entire adult life, I have organized, participated and raised significant funds for numerous programs that benefit the community and I truly thrive and enjoy helping others in need and making a positive difference in their lives. I am running for city council because we need NEW, RESPONSIVE, ENERGETIC, and INDEPENDENT leadership on council,” said Carbone-McDonald.

Throughout the pandemic, Dawn actively helped numerous city residents, including many senior citizens, and those that were struggling financially to get by. Dawn organized a Santa-Drive by event, spending well over 6 hours driving Santa throughout the city neighborhoods “just to put smiles on the kids’ faces.” Carbone-McDonald is most notably known as a resident community leader, from work she completed in 2020 researching the facts about the city jail and providing city council with a much less expensive alternative game plan, than the Mayor’s decision to close the jail. Her efforts opened eyes, and rallied the community to save the jail. Dawn’s plan, if carried out properly, would keep the jail open and could save the community at least $400k annually. Dawn’s leadership efforts again shined in a public safety awareness campaign that led over 71% of voters to overwhelmingly defeat the Issue #24 Charter Amendment in 2020.

In her announcement, Dawn Carbone-McDonald, shared her vision for a more vibrant North Royalton when elected to council. “I will work FULL-TIME for you, the residents, to bring much IMPROVED communication, service, accessibility, and be an INDEPENDENT voice for all residents. I will make sure your tax dollars are spent more WISELY, seek to foster a more business friendly environment in the city, and fight to LESSEN the tax burden on the residents. I will promote SAFETY for ALL RESIDENTS, by ensuring that adequate levels of Police, Firefighters, EMS and Correction Officers are maintained. I will work FIERCELY to provide BETTER assistance to our elderly residents, ADVOCATE for resolution of storm water issues, and ADDRESS the aging infrastructure.”

On September 8, 2021, Dawn’s much higher charisma, energy levels, compassion, and well thought out realistic ideas for the community were some distinguishing factors that led Dawn Carbone-McDonald to be awarded with the Cuyahoga County Republican Party endorsement that she and her opponent both sought. Dawn campaigns door-to-door, so that she can personally get to know the residents and they can know her. Dawn is purposely not seeking endorsements of any current politician or former mayor in the City because “those endorsements come with a price tag of owing favors and our City residents deserve so much better than to have elected officials that are controlled by another.” More importantly, Dawn seeks your vote on November 2nd.

Learn more about Dawn and her campaign at


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