Marie Novak announces candidacy for Ward 2 Westlake City Council

Marie Novak is a candidate for Ward 2 Westlake City Council.

Attorney and registered nurse Marie Novak announced her candidacy for the Westlake City Council Ward 2 primary to be held May 7.

Ms. Novak is a wife, mother of two young boys and an active member of the Westlake community.

“I live and work in Westlake,” Ms. Novak said. “I am invested in this community, the schools and the people who live here. I look forward to the opportunity to become ‘a new voice for continued success’ as a member of the City Council from Ward 2.”

Her education includes a bachelor’s degree from Baldwin Wallace University (previously Baldwin-Wallace College), Juris Doctor from Cleveland State University's Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Master of Taxation from Case Western Reserve University School of Law and an associate degree of Applied Science in Nursing from Cuyahoga Community College.

Ms. Novak is currently employed at St. John Medical Center as a registered nurse and nursing supervisor. She has previous nursing experience with both the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and the Summa Health System. Prior to becoming a nurse, Ms. Novak was employed as an attorney with the law firms Ross, Brittain & Schonberg Co. and Rademaker, Matty, Henrikson & Greve (previously Rademaker, Matty, McClelland & Greve) with expertise in tax law.

She is an active member of the community. She volunteers extensively with the Westlake Early Childhood PTA (WECPTA) and the Westlake Council of PTAs.  She serves as the third vice president of the WECPTA and chairs the Kiddie Kloset Committee which is one of the largest sales in the area.

Ms. Novak recently continued her volunteerism in the community by joining the Westlake Women’s Club, which participates in volunteer services throughout the community, raises money for scholarships for Westlake High School seniors and distributes funds to local charitable agencies for services they provide.

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