Meet Mark

For over twenty years I have had the honor to fight for residents in our community. Lakewood is special to me for everything our city has to offer - the best community spirit, beautiful historic homes, and stores as unique as our residents.

Today, Lakewood is facing some new challenges and needs. We need leaders that can solve problems as they arise and can make our city rise to meet the values that we all share.

With my unique depth of experience in safety and government, I believe I can help Lakewood become the city we want to be while maintaining what makes us a great community.


Over Two Decades of Experience and Qualifications in Public Service

Prosecuting Attorney and Assistant Law Director, City of Parma Heights

Prosecuting all misdemeanor and felony cases in Parma Municipal Court and Parma Heights Mayor’s Court

Assisting the Mayor and Council with economic development initiatives, working with businesses on a daily basis

Providing legal advice to all city officials and every city board and commission

State Representative

Original co-sponsor of the Ohio Film Tax Credit responsible for thousands of new good-paying jobs

Assisted over 300 local businesses with economic development efforts and government relations

Fought for funding and benefits for senior citizens, including the Homestead Tax Exemption

Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Cuyahoga County

Major Trial Unit

Put murderers and child molesters behind bars

Investigated public corruption

Took violent drug dealers and gang members off the streets

Private Law Practice

Maintaining a Private Law Office in Fairview Park, specializing in litigation

Participating in national class action lawsuits against opioid distributors on behalf of our local governments


Boards, Committees, Memberships, and Volunteer Experience 
(Past and Present)

St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Parish

Cuyahoga County Group Plan Commission

Lakewood Citizens Advisory Committee, Past Co-Chairperson and multiyear member

Lakewood Chamber of Commerce

West Shore Bar Association

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

West Side Irish-American Club

Rionero Sannitico Italian-American Recreational Club

Volunteer for Lakewood Alive, Lakewood Chamber of Commerce, Lakewood Rocky River Rotary Sunrise Club, and St. Luke’s Parish



The Ohio State University College of Law, J.D. 2000

The University of Michigan, B.B.A. 1997


Paid for by Friends of Mark Schneider
Cristine Schneider, Treasurer - 12550 Lake Avenue #1302 - Lakewood, Ohio 44107