Mike Rasor is a Republican candidate for Summit County Council’s Third District, which includes Stow, Hudson, Silver Lake, and the northern part of Cuyahoga Falls.
Mike Rasor is an at-large councilman in Stow. He was first elected in 2009, as the youngest at-large councilman in Stow history–and one of the youngest elected officials in the State of Ohio.
In 2017, Crain’s Cleveland named Mike as one of the top Forty under 40 business leaders in Northeast Ohio. In 2015, the Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club named Mike as one of the top 25 under 35 Movers and Shakers in the region.
Mike and his wife Laura own a home on Eagle Avenue, in the northwest quadrant of Stow. On July 7, 2017, Mike and Laura welcomed their first child, Selah Faith Rasor, to the world.
Mike is not a career politician. In his day job, Mike is a partner at the business law firm of Cavitch, Familo & Durkin Co., L.P.A., with an office in downtown Cleveland. Some of Northeast Ohio’s fastest-growing privately held companies rely on Mike’s advice on a daily basis. Mike was the youngest attorney ever to be named partner in Cavitch’s 130-year history.
Mike grew up in Stow and Munroe Falls with his parents, Bob and Tina, and his younger siblings, Nate and Abby. From kindergarten through high school, Mike attended school in the Stow-Munroe Falls School District. In high school, Mike competed on the wrestling and golf teams. In both his junior and senior years, Mike served as Editor-in-Chief of the Stohion newspaper. With a 4.09 GPA, Mike graduated 11th out of about 450 students in the 2003 class at Stow-Munroe Falls High School.
As an undergraduate student at the University of Akron, Mike studied communications (journalism) and political science. He was selected as Editor-in-Chief of the college newspaper, the Buchtelite. Dozens of Mike’s articles also appeared in the Akron Beacon Journal’s Business section and the Indianapolis Star’s Sports section.
In law school, Mike was ranked 7th out of 135 students at the University of Akron. He was given perhaps the most noteworthy distinction of any law student: Editor-in-Chief of the Akron Law Review. Mike also participated on Akron’s Moot Court team that competed in Madison, Wisconsin. In 2010, Mike passed the Ohio Bar Examination with a score in the top 95th percentile.
Mike also serves on the Board of Directors for two non-profit corporations: Cpl. Joseph A. Tomci Memorial Foundation and The Stow Community Improvement Corporation. In addition, Mike is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Ohio Bar Association, Fraternal Order of Police Associates, Hudson Chamber of Commerce and Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber of Commerce. In addition to serving on nonprofit boards, Mike volunteers his time as a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Summit, Medina, and Stark Counties.
In his spare time, Mike enjoys golfing, exercising, playing piano, following Cleveland sports, reading the newspaper, and reading the Bible. Mike and Laura are members at The Chapel in Akron.