Craig Shubert Biography – Craig Shubert Wiki
Craig A. Shubert is the former mayor of Hudson, Ohio. He was elected as Hudson mayor in 2019 and resigned on February 14, 2022 following a series of high-profile incidents which made national news. In 2018, Shubert ran for election to the Ohio House of Representatives to represent District 37. He lost to Mike Rasor in the Republican primary on May 8, 2018.
Shubert is a former journalist who has worked for 32 years in marketing, sales and global business with a number of Northeast Ohio companies and has traveled to 31 countries, according to Times Reporter.
Craig Shubert Resignation
Hudson Mayor Craig Shubert resigned on Monday, February 14, 2022, after he suggested at a City Council meeting that allowing shanties for ice fishing in a local park could lead to prostitution. He informed the city of his immediate resignation in a terse letter to City Council clerk Aparna Wheeler, which was copied to council President Christopher W. Foster. Shubert also released a statement to the public on his campaign website, including the following statement:
“When I entered the race for mayor in 2019, my objective was to bring about change. To shake-up city council and our city administration, to return Hudson to its core conservative values, and to focus on the needs of our community; not the wants of a few. Residents repeatedly said city leadership had been focusing on amenities and luxuries while our streets and infrastructure crumbled. Concerns over the Phase II development project and questionable spending of $30 million in prior years were equally shared by the voters who elected me.
“City Council workshops are a time for discussing important matters, the sharing of ideas and concerns, as well as one’s knowledge and experience prior to crafting legislation to establish new laws and policies. My comments at Tuesday’s workshop were made out of concern for our community; what could become of unintended consequences of new legislation, based on my prior television news reporting experience. My attempt to inject a bit of dry humor to make a point about this, in the midst of a cold, snowy February, was grossly misunderstood.
“Some in our community saw this as an opportunity to engage in the politics of personal destruction by means of character assassination, blaming me for the negative international press they helped to promote.
“Since the passing of my wife, First Lady Sherri Moyer, I have given considerable thought to the next stage of my life. Retirement is on the near horizon. With the recent changes on city council, where six of seven seats have turned over, City Hall is entering a new era. My role as a change agent is complete. Hudson has a stronger financial and economic base than ever before, and major road improvements are being completed. I have, therefore, decided to step down as mayor to allow for new leadership, a clean slate, and a path forward.
“I wish to thank the residents of Hudson who have stood alongside Sherri and me the past three years. It has been an honor and a pleasure to have been your mayor. Please know your love and support continues to be truly appreciated.”
Craig Shubert Mayor Political Party
Mayor Craig Shubert is a member of the Republican Party.
Craig Shubert Wife
Craig Shubert had been married to his wife Sherrill Ann “Sherri” Moyer until her death on September 3, 2021 after battle with stage IV non-Hodgkin lymphoma. On September 5, 2021, Shubert announced the death of his wife on Facebook with a link to a story published by Ohio’s Akron Beacon Journal.
Shubert Wrote: “Our beautiful First Lady has slipped the surly bonds of Earth. She is now pain free and at peace with our Lord. I am eternally grateful to all who have shown their love and compassion for Sherri, especially these past nine months.”
Craig Shubert Age
Craig Shubert was born in 1956. He is 65 years old.