James Trakas

Biographical Information

Born: May 5, 1965 in St. Luke's Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio
Marital Status: Married
Spouse: Anne Kennedy Trakas
Children: None
Education: Ohio State University, B.A. in Social Behavioral Science, 1987 Independence High School, 1983
Employment/Military Record: Small Business Owner, American Online Learning Center, LLC. www.AmericanOLC.com Managing Member, American Online Learning Services, LLC. 1st Lieutenant, Company Commander 1st BN, 4th Civil Support and Sustainment Brigade, Ohio Military Reserve 2013-present
Community Activities: John M. Manos Order of the AHEPA Chapter 36; Acacia Lodge 650 FandAM; Corwin-Webb Royal Arch Masons; FOCUS Cleveland, St. Herman's House of Hospitality; President, State Guard Association of Ohio.
Religion: Greek Orthodox

Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed)

House (1/1/2003 - 12/31/2006)
Other Offices: Councilman at Large, City of Independence 1992-96; 2016-present Ohio House of Representatives 1999-2006. Republican Nominee for U.S. House of Representatives, 2008, lost in general election.

Elections and Political Participation

Ohio House 6th District 2018
General Vote: 28,985 of 59,329 (48%)
Primary Vote: 6,013 of 10,547 (57%)

U.S. House 10th District 2008
General Vote: 106,489 of 270,124 (39%)
Primary Vote: 21,522 of 27,052 (79%)

Secretary of State 2006
Withdrew

Ohio House 17th District 2004
General Vote: 32,944 of 61,892 (53%)
Primary Vote: 7,806 of 7,806 (100%)

Political Activities: Chairman, Republican Party of Cuyahoga County 1996-2005 Republican Party of Cuyahoga County Executive Committee and Central Committee (current)


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