Former Ohio Republican Party Chairman Robert "Bob" Bennett Honored with Street Naming

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Cleveland- A secondary street sign named Bob Bennett Way was emplaced today at the intersection of Ontario Street and Huron Road and will remain throughout the duration of the Convention to commemorate former Ohio Republican Party Charman Robert "Bob" Bennett. Chairman Bennett served as state party chairman from 1988 until 2009 and again from 2012 to 2013.  He also served as chairman of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections from 1998 to 2007 and was largely credited for national Republicans choosing Cleveland to host the Republican National Convention.

"We are thankful to Bob for his dedicated service and leadership to the Republican Party, and I believe this is a tremendous tribute to a tremendous person," said Jeff Larson, Chief Executive Officer for the Committeee on Arrangements.

"Bob Bennett was a lifelong resident of Cleveland and a great partner in a bipartisan way in moving the City of Celeveland forward," said Mayor Frank G. Jackson. "As an example of this he served on the Civil Service Commission and he was a friend to this administration and me personally. From our first attempt in 2006, until we won the 2016 Republican National Convention bid, he worked tirelessly to help win the convention for the city he loved: Cleveland."