Introducing our Recommended
GOP Candidates for the
Westlake Board of Education
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Candidate Biographies & Resumés
Terry Southworth has been a Westlake resident since 1977, and
she has a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters in Education from
Cleveland State University.
Terry has experience as substitute teacher in Cleveland Public
Schools, and was a Special Projects Coordinator in the Division
of University Relations and Development at Cleveland State
Terry is a past President of the Catholic Education Endowment
Fund Advisory Board
Terry is an active community volunteer.
Terry’s spouse is Jack Southworth and she has three grown
children all with advanced degrees including two lawyers and a
Russell Ezolt is a long-time Westlake resident and he is a
graduate of the General Motors Institute with a bachelor’s
degree in mechanical engineering, where he worked as a
Manufacturing Process Engineer for ten years with General
Russell became a lawyer by attending the Cleveland Marshall
School of Law nights. As a lawyer, Russ worked for the United
States government for thirty-one years including five years with
the Department of the Navy and twenty-five years with the U.S.
Department of Justice, as Immigration District Counsel for Ohio,
and then Special Assistant to the Regional Counsel.
Russell has been a Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) in Cuyahoga County
Juvenile Court since 2007. He was named GAL of the year in
Russell was involved with Odyssey of the Mind as a coach and
judge for the local, regional, and state competition for over
Russell has been Married to Carol since 1973 and they have two
grown children both with advanced degrees.
Dr. Robert Stoll
Dr. Robert Stoll is an Assistant Professor of
Operations and Supply Chain Management at Ashland University.
He earned B.S.M.E. and M.B.A. degrees from the Rochester
Institute of Technology, and a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
from Case Western Reserve University and a Ph.D. from Cleveland
State University. Bob has extensive industrial experience.
Bob is the President of APICS Cleveland, and the
Vice-President of the Midwest Decisions Sciences Institute (DSI).
Bob is the treasurer of his community’s homeowners association.
Bob is a co-chair for the Ashland University Strategic Planning
Committee helping to steer the direction of the university for
The Stoll family has lived in Westlake since
1990, and Bob’s wife, Christine, teaches nursing clinicals for
Cuyahoga Community College at St. John Medical Center in
Westlake. They have two daughters one currently attending
Westlake schools, another recently graduated from Westlake
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