HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, OH – Michael Canty has officially filed his candidacy for Ohio House District 6 with the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections today, becoming the first candidate to do so. He is running to replace Marlene Anielski, who is prevented from running for another term due to term limits.
“I believe that my leadership experience in the private sector will play an important role in developing policies that will benefit the voters of House District 6, as well as the rest of our state,” Canty said.
He is currently the President and CEO of Alloy Bellows and Precision Welding, Inc. in Highland Heights. He has more than 35 years of business experience, primarily manufacturing and distribution. Canty also served 8 years as the mayor of Bentleyville, and has served on many boards and councils including the Council on Small Enterprises (COSE), the National Small Business Association (NSBA), Cuyahoga Community College, and the Governor’s Common Sense Initiative (CSI) Small Business Advisory Board in Columbus.
The focus of Canty’s campaign will be the challenges facing Ohioans in today’s economy which include job creation, common-sense business regulatory reform, and improving workforce development in Northeast Ohio.
“I have a long history of creating jobs and growing companies in the private sector, and I know that with the right policies, Ohio will not only compete in the global economy, but thrive.”
Another concern of his campaign is the fraying relationship between state and local governments.
“Our local governments and schools need and deserve a more predictable budget environment in which to operate,” Canty noted. “Too often our state’s budget cycle is held captive to political expediency. We need to change that mindset.”
House District 6 consists of Bentleyville, Brecksville, Broadview Hts., Chagrin Falls, Chagrin Falls Twp., Gates Mills, Glenwillow, Highland Hts., Hunting Valley, Independence, Lyndhurst, Mayfield Village, Moreland Hills, Oakwood, Seven Hills, Solon, Valley View, and Walton Hills.