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Democrat from Ohio

Ed FitzGerald is Cuyahoga County's first county executive. He took office in January 2011 when a charter form of county government took affect. Prior to his election as county executive, he was mayor in the city of Lakewood. He also has been a congressional staff member, an FBI special agent, a practicing lawyer and assistant county prosecutor and an elected city councilman.

Recent statements involving Ed FitzGerald

Cuyahoga County "passed a program to guarantee a college savings account for every single child who enters kindergarten in this county -- the first county in the United States to do so."

"Just about everyone everywhere is spending more hours on the job, less time with their families, bringing home smaller and smaller paychecks, while they're paying more and more at the gas pump and the grocery stores."

"Ohioans want an end to pay-to-play politics."

Accuses Ed FitzGerald of "pay-to-play and corruption politics."

Says he was the first local official to endorse Barack Obama

Recent stories featuring Ed FitzGerald

Fitz-O-Meter to track county executive's pledges :

Ed FitzGerald rode into office on a white horse of reform, promising a "new era in county government."

Cuyahoga County's first executive made plenty of other promises, too. But can he possibly keep them all?

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