Ron and Kathy
Ron Koehler grew up in the Firestone Park area of Akron and what is now New Franklin, and attended Northwest High School, then the University of Akron, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He attended Akron University's School of Law, and received a Juris Doctor degree in 1986. While in law school, Ron worked as law clerk and bailiff in Stark County Common Pleas Court. After graduating, Ron worked as an associate attorney for one law firm in Canton, then another law firm in Akron, before starting his own law practice in 1989. Ron also served as a Springfield Township trustee from 2002 through 2005, and as deputy director, then director, of the Summit County Board of Elections from 2010 to 2012. Ron participates in the Akron Bar Association, where he is vice chairman of the Probate Section, and has served as chairman of the Municipal Court and Fee Arbitration committees, and the Summit County Academy of Justice, where he has served as a trustee. Ron has three children, Dan, Cynthia and Katrina, who all live in the Akron area. Last June, Ron married Kathy Blackley. Ron is a member of Christ Community Chapel in Hudson, and a trustee of the Ohio Christian Alliance, and treasurer of the Akron South Gideons. He follows the Browns, Indians, Cavs, Zips and Buckeyes, and enjoys gardening and bicycle riding.