Ohio’s first Fil-Am mayor to take oath on Dec. 27

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By EDMUND M. SILVESTRE,Filipino ReporterDecember 2, 2013 7:58pm

As Ronald “Ron” Falconi gears up for his upcoming installation as the first Filipino-American mayor of the City of Brunswick in Ohio on Dec. 27, he’s also preoccupied gathering help for the victims of monster Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in his parents’ native country.

“I was born and raised in the Cleveland area, but my parents were raised in the Philippines,” the Brunswick councilman said. 

Mayor-elect Ronald ‘Ron’ Falconi and wife, Dr. Genevieve Cachuela Falconi, with their children Joseph and Angela. Filipino Reporter photo

“My wife and I watched the coverage of the typhoon devastation and it was just heartbreaking to see what has unfolded there.”

Falconi, a lawyer by profession, has been a member of the City Council since he was appointed to fill an open seat in January 2008. He won a four-year full term the following year.

On Nov. 5, he…

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