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Don Plusquellic

Donald L. Plusquellic (born July 3, 1949) is the current mayor of Akron, Ohio. First elected in 1987, he became the 59th Mayor of Akron after previously serving 13 years on Akron City Council. Plusquellic is currently serving his seventh term, making him the longest-serving mayor of the city. He graduated from Akron's Kenmore High School, studied at the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering, and graduated from Bowling Green State University School of Business. He later received his JD from the University of Akron School of Law, and went into private practice until he was elected Mayor in 1987. He has a son named David, a daughter Michelle, as well as four grandchildren. He was the President of the United States Conference of Mayors during 2004. Plusquellic currently serves as vice president of the International Mayors for Peace organization. He is well known as an architect of the Joint Economic Development District (JEDD) program in Ohio, and he is a member of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition, a bi-partisan group with a stated goal of "making the public safer by getting illegal guns off the streets." The Coalition is co-chaired by Boston, Massachusetts

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