ABOUT ALAN RAPOPORT
A HISTORY OF ACHIEVEMENTS
Alan Rapoport has experience that makes him uniquely well qualified to represent the 11th District in the United States House of Representatives.
He graduated from Cleveland Heights High School. He later was elected to its Alumni Hall of Fame. Alan then delivered mail and stocked grocery shelves. And then he went to college.
Alan graduated magna cum laude from Kenyon College. He received Highest Honors in History. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
Alan attended Case Western Reserve School of Law. He was on its National Moot Court Team. He was elected to The Order of Barristers.
Alan joined Coventry Neighbors, Inc. in Cleveland Heights. He became its President. He led the first Coventry Street Fair.
Alan always has been interested in politics.
He supported candidates for local, county, state, and national offices. He once was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention. He assisted congressional campaigns for both Louis Stokes and Dennis Eckart.
Alan was only 32 years old when he first was elected to Cleveland Heights City Council. He later became its Council President with the title of Mayor. He earned unanimous support for election to that position from Democrats and Republicans.
While Alan led City Council, Cleveland Heights accomplished a lot.
It built a new and modern city hall.
It built two fire stations with improved ambulance service.
It improved roads, parks, water lines, and sewer systems.
It built a police academy.
It provided quality city services.
Alan presided over a Cleveland Heights government that inspired public confidence in a community that had become racially integrated. This successfully prevented “white flight.”
For the past 47 years, Alan has been an attorney in general practice. He tried cases. He drafted documents. He studied laws. He represented families and businesses.
Alan has served the community in other ways. He was a trustee of the Forest Hill Housing Corporation and Heights Arts. He taught courses for the Ohio State Bar Association. He was Vice Chair of the Professional Ethics Committee of the Cuyahoga County Bar Association.
Alan has traveled a lot to foreign countries.
He visited 24 different cities, including Budapest, Kyiv, Paris, London, Shanghai, Vienna, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Tallin, Bratislava, Zagreb, Krakow, Jerusalem, Prague, Stockholm, Berlin, Mexico City, Rome, Barcelona, and Moscow. He studied each country. He wandered streets and learned about different cultures. He avidly studies foreign policy issues, especially as they relate to the economy of northeastern Ohio.
Alan continues practicing law part-time. He still lives in Cleveland Heights with his wife, her cat, and their backyard chickens. They have one daughter.
Alan now is running for election to Congress.
He seeks an opportunity to serve his community once again by becoming a congressional representative of consequence. He looks forward to confronting a fresh set of challenges.