Official Biography of
The Honorable Thomas M. Bernabei

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Mayor Thomas M. Bernabei

Thomas M. Bernabei is Mayor of
the City of Canton, Ohio. He was
elected in 2015 and is currently in
his first term.

Mayor Bernabei is a lifelong resident
of Stark County and lives in
Canton, Ohio. He is a 1964 graduate
of Canton Lehman High School. He
graduated from Brown University in
1968 and the Ohio State University
School College of Law in 1975.
Between college and law school,
Mayor Bernabei served four years in
the United States Army, including
one tour of duty in Vietnam.

Mayor Bernabei entered public
service as Assistant Prosecutor
in Massillon Municipal Court. He later
served as an Assistant Law Director
in Canton and was elected Canton
Law Director in 1989. After retiring from the Law Department in 2000, Mayor Bernabei was elected to Canton City Council and served one term as Councilman at-Large.  He subsequently worked as Director of Public Service in Canton from 2008 to 2009 and as SARTA's interim Executive Director in 2009. Mayor Bernabei was elected Stark County Commissioner and served from 2010 – 2015.

Mayor Bernabei proudly practiced law with his father, Joseph, from 1975 to 1989. He is married to Bebe, a Canton Central Catholic High School graduate. They have three daughters and five grandchildren.




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