Dolan Makes Run for State Senate Official

Matt Dolan officially filed his candidacy for State Senate District 24 with the Board of Elections today, becoming the first candidate to do so.
“My desire to return to elected office is fueled by my experience and understanding of how the public-private relationship drives a healthier and sustainable economy”, Dolan said. “I believe in a smaller government that promotes economic growth led by the private sector.”
Dolan, a former state representative and candidate for Cuyahoga County Executive, is running to replace Tom Patton, who is term-limited in the Senate.
Dolan’s announcement of his candidacy in February of this year was greeted soon after with several prominent endorsements. Among those publicly supporting Dolan are Brecksville Mayor Jerry Hruby, Highland Heights Mayor Scott Coleman, Lyndhurst Mayor-Elect Pat Ward, North Royalton Councilman John Nickell, and Rocky River Councilman Chris Klym. Additional endorsements can be found at
“The faith and support so many have shown in me provides constant motivation to be a source of pride for them. I will serve with honesty and integrity.” said Dolan.
With the March 15 Republican primary fast approaching, Dolan’s focus the past several months has been attending community events and meeting voters throughout the district.
Senate District 24 covers the western, eastern and southern portions of Cuyahoga County, and includes the cities of Solon, Westlake, Strongsville, Brecksville, North Royalton and Lyndhurst, among others.