About Ted Yates
Ted is a dedicated father and husband who keeps his faith as a priority. He cherishes the time he spends with his family. Ted and Sharon, as well as his children, are active cyclists and runners. Ted actively promotes physical fitness in his family and his community. He is a spinning instructor at the Fitness Center and supports Twinsburg’s various running and multi-sport events. Serving the less fortunate is also a priority to Ted. Since 2011, Ted and his family have organized volunteers and served at the Center of Hope in Ravenna.
In 2005, Ted joined a mid-size Cleveland firm where his practice focused on Real Estate and Land Use law. Ted represented regional developers and national corporations in a variety of zoning and land use issues. For his clients, Ted conducted presentations at city planning commission and BZA meetings and assisted clients in establishing relationships with city officials. During this time Ted began serving on Twinsburg’s Parks and Recreation Commission.
In 2009, Ted was appointed Ward 3 Councilman. Wanting to dedicate more time to his Council position and spend more time with his family, Ted joined the Aurora law firm of Christley, Herington & Pierce (“CHP”) in 2010. At CHP, Ted was appointed prosecutor for the City of Aurora and served in that position for three years. Ted continues his real estate practice along with assisting in the representation of several municipalities and school districts. In 2011, the residents of Ward 3 reelected Ted by a considerable margin.
- Planning Commission
- Community Relations Board
- Finance Committee
- Board of Zoning Appeals
- Architect Review Board
- Parks and Recreation Commission
- Gleneagles Advisory Board
- Fitness Center Advisory Board
- Public Works Commission
Ted served on the Comprehensive Plan Review Committee and is advancing the redevelopment of Twinsburg’s downtown retail district as Vice Chair of the Twinsburg Community Improvement Corporation. In the last five years Ted has assisted the City in reducing its expenditures and increasing its economic base. Ted has worked diligently with the Mayor, fellow council members and the Department Heads to keep this City operating lean and efficient without jeopardizing the exceptional services our residents enjoy. Ted’s focus remains on economic development that will broaden the City’s tax base and add jobs. In 2009, following the loss of the Chrysler plant, the residents of Twinsburg passed a 1/4% income tax increase. As promised in 2009, and throughout his 2011 campaign, Ted committed to repealing the tax increase, which was successful in 2013.