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Andrew Samtoy Andrew Samtoy grew up in San Diego and went to Pitzer college in Claremont, California, where he was student body president and co-founded the Pitzer Tea Association. He interned at Penn, Schoen and Berland in Washington, DC, where he worked on the Clinton team. He then studied abroad in Cardiff, Wales, where he was on the Welsh national champion rowing team. He then lived in Portland, Oregon, San Diego and Barcelona, Spain before coming to Cleveland for law school. While in law school, he started the Case Legal History Society. Since then he has been throwing large parties, started the Cash Mobs movement, co-founded the Cleveland Sandwich Board, has served as Chief American Correspondent for the London Review of Breakfasts, and co-founded the Booker T. Cleveland Society For The Learned. He is an attorney at Dworken & Bernstein, L.P.A.  

Republican voice

Lisa Stickan is the Chairman of the Young Republican National Federation. Stickan got her start in YRs serving as President of the Greater Cleveland Chapter and as the Chairman of the Ohio Young Republicans. She is very involved in the Ohio Republican party, having served as the "youth" campaign chair for Senator Rob Portman in 2010 and for Sen. John McCain in 2008. She also is a member of the policy and executive committee in the Cuyahoga County Republican Party. Stickan previously worked as an assistant county prosecutor. She currently serves as a councilwoman in Highland Heights, Ohio. 

The Young Republican National Federation (YRNF) is the oldest political youth organization in the United States. Important to the growth of the Republican Party, the YRNF reaches out to registered Republicans, 18 to 40 years of age, and provide them with better political knowledge and understanding of the issues of the day.

Democratic Voice

Terrell Dillard is currently the President and Master Franchise Owner of Jan-Pro Cleaning Systems of Greater Cleveland. Jan-Pro was named the "#1 fastest growing franchise in the world" by Entrepreneur Magazine for 2008-2010 and Terrell oversees 150 unit owners and over 500 local business clients in the greater Cleveland and Toledo markets. Prior to Jan-Pro, Terrell was Partner/General Manager for Bonnie Speed Delivery in Cleveland. He began his professional career with Fifth Third Bank of Northeast Ohio. He was a Vice President in the bank's retail division and went on to become the bank's first small business lender in the region. Terrell also had a very successful career as an account manager for Cleveland's CBS television affiliate, WOIO-Channel 19. Terrell is a 1992 graduate of Cornell University. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial & Labor Relations/Pre-law, while playing on the university's basketball team. Terrell is currently a member of the Board of Trustees for Lake Erie College. He has served with numerous civic and non-profit organizations, including, 8 years as trustee and President for Lake County's Mass Transit Agency, Laketran. Other past affiliations include Jan-Pro International's Advisory Council, the City of Painesville's Economic Development and Charter Review Committees, Willoughby School of Fine Arts Outreach Committee and Recovery Resources Associate Board (charter member). Terrell resides in Solon with his wife, Nancy, and two sons.

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