Armond BudishCuyahoga County Executive
About the ExecutiveArmond Budish is in his second term as the chief executive of Cuyahoga County. His vision is to make Cuyahoga County a vibrant region where everyone thrives, and all things are possible.
The County delivers health and human services across the county to those in need and supports infrastructure needs and services for municipalities through the county, among many other programs and services. At the same time, County Executive Budish believes in the power of economic development to bring and keep businesses in Cuyahoga County and to create and retain jobs for the people of Cuyahoga County. He has more than doubled the number of Cuyahoga County children attending high quality pre-kindergarten on scholarships and was one of the driving forces behind Say Yes to Cleveland, a powerful program that gives Cleveland high school kids the support and scholarships to attend college.
Executive Budish has been active in public service for nearly a quarter-century. He was elected as Speaker by his legislative peers to House Speaker, the highest position in the Ohio House where he always maintained focus on Cuyahoga County. He secured funds for the Innerbelt bridge and Opportunity Corridor and led legislative efforts to enable the construction of the Global Health Center for Innovation, and the Jack Casino. Armond served as the Democratic Leader of the House for the 129th and 130th Ohio General Assemblies.
For 24 years, Armond wrote a consumers’ column, “You and the Law,” published by The Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Columbus Dispatch. For 14 years he hosted “Golden Opportunities,” a television program providing information, tips and advice for seniors and their families, which aired Sundays on WKYC Channel 3 Cleveland.
In 1993, he founded the law firm Budish, Solomon, Steiner, & Peck in Beachwood where he was a partner. He is a nationally recognized expert in Elder Law and the author of several books on the topic.
Armond obtained his bachelor’s degree with honors from Swarthmore College near Philadelphia and a Juris Doctor degree, Order of the Coif, from New York University Law School. He and his wife Amy live in Beachwood, Ohio.
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