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Endorsed by: The Plain Dealer 5/1/2014…Ten-year Geauga County Commissioner Mary Samide is running in the May Republican primary for Geauga County commissioner to retain her seat. She deserves the GOP nod …Vice president of Chagrin River Watershed Partners for 18 years, she calls local zoning to preserve large lots the “holy grail of keeping your land the way you want it..  

Endorsed by: Solon Sun News…”we give the slight edge to Mary Samide because of her experience as a commissioner… In an age where residents are looking to their government more so than ever to be fiscally prudent, Samide has done just that.”

November 2012

Endorsed by: The Cleveland Plain Dealer…”Samide’s extensive political experience, including eight years as a commissioner, give her the edge…” 

November 2012
Mary Samide is the full-time Geauga County Commissioner for the past 10 years. It is important now to support the elected official who has continued to keep Geauga County on stable track financially for 10 years. This is leadership that has provided solutions consistently.

Mary is the logical and best candidate for this position based on her ability to work with budgets, deadlines, technology, and personnel. During Mary’s tenure as Geauga County Commissioner, the county has almost eliminated the debt on the jail, has achieved an AA+1 rating with Moodys, has received the highest awards with distinction from the State Auditor for 2010 and highest awards for 10 years as Commissioner. Geauga County is one of the best run counties in the State of Ohio. Combine these talents with over 20 years as successful business owner and CEO along with the proven leadership and teamwork of 10 years as Geauga County Commissioner and 9 years as Munson Trustee, Mary clearly is the candidate of choice.

  • Wife of Frank Samide, 47 years
  • Mother of three, Carmella, Jackie, and Marla
  • Summa cum laude graduate Kent State University
  • Geauga County Resident for over 47 years
  • Geauga County Commissioner 10 years
  • Munson Township Trustee 9 years
  • President/CEO of S.O.S. Inc. 20 + years
  • Crain’s Cleveland Women of Note Winner 2007
  • Preservation Leader, 1997 to present
  • United States National Hometown Leader 1998
  • Vice Pres. Chagrin River Watershed Partners 18 years
  • State Auditor Advisory Board Member 7 years
  • Kent State University Advisory Board 8 years
  • Geauga County Growth Partnership Member
  • NOACA Executive Board
  • NOACA President 2014 and 2008
  • NOACA Chairman of Executive Cmmittee and External Affairs /Member of Finance and Governance Committee
  • Geauga County Planning Commission Member 18 years
  • CIC Member for 10 years
  • District 7 Integrating Committee (Road and Bridges etc.)
  • Geauga County Theatre Mystery Dinner Theatre Fundraiser Role
  • Cleveland Partnership for Arts Board 6 years
  • Geauga County Farmland Preservation subcommittee
  •  Geauga County Community Reinvestment Council
  • Geauga County Revolving Loan Fund Committee
  • President of the Geauga Board of Commissioners for 2005,2007, 2010, 2012
  • Former Instructor at Kent State University and Cleveland State University
  • Geauga County Leadership Class of 2004
  • Geauga County Family First Council
  • Member of the Geauga County Farm Bureau