Michael Wager: A Story and Service in Northeast Ohio

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As a small businessman, an educator and as an adviser to hundreds of business enterprises over the last 30 years, Michael has built a reputation as a results-oriented difference-maker.

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As Michael’s own career as a business counselor and entrepreneur progressed, he has reinvested his time and resources back into the community that made it possible. He is, and has been active, in many civic and philanthropic efforts — including the Gateway Economic Development Corporation (owner of Quicken Loans Arena and Progressive Field), Montefiore Nursing Home, Northeast Ohio Development Fund, Seidman Cancer Center of  the University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland Jewish Federation, Cuyahoga County Renewable Energy Task Force, Mayor’s Convention Center Task Force and West Side Ecumenical Ministry.

His experiences as the owner of several businesses, including a quick print franchisor, fast food franchises, e-services business and real estate development company, has provided Michael with real-time exposure to the challenges of small business and job creation.  His advocacy for businessman and businesswoman is rooted in those experiences.

Michael is a member of the adjunct faculty at Case Western Reserve University, and has served as Chairman of the Board of the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority, where he has address the myriad issues of economic development, capital markets and infrastructure investment.

He has also served on the White House Business Council — meeting with dozens of leaders from across the country to talk about the most pressing fiscal and economic challenges facing our nation.

The son of a World War II Navy veteran, Michael has always understood the importance of service to his country and his community — not to mention the responsibility that each generation has to the next.

That’s why, with Washington badly in need of leaders who seek a basis for rational debate and consensus, he’s  running for Congress. Michael believes that, together, we can build a better future for the community he loves and has served for so many years — and that his experience in business, education and civic life has prepared him to serve the 14th district, Ohio and the nation.

Michael and his wife, Peggy,  have four daughters, ages 17-32.