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Budish appoints former Cuyahoga County prosecutor Bill Mason as new chief of staff

Posted at 3:02 PM, Jun 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-12 15:02:19-04

CUYAHOGA COUNTY — Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish’s office has hired former county prosecutor as his new chief of staff.

According to county officials, Bill Mason has been appointed to the position.

Mason served as county prosecutor from 1999 to 2012 and is also the former partner in charge of the law firm Brickler and Eckler.

“Bill has a longstanding commitment to the county and has been a leader in many aspects of reform that I consider crucial to this county,” said Budish. “He was one of the leaders in getting our new system of government in place and has been a leader in both justice reform and sustainability, both of which are key aspects of my vision for this county.”

Mason’s prior accomplishments include:

  • Helped create Cuyahoga County’s Community Based Prosecution Unit
  • Served as the chairman of Ohio’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force
  • Helped create the Cuyahoga County Mortgage Fraud Task Force in response to the 2008 financial crisis
  • Chaired the Great Lakes Energy Development Task Force that helped bring the Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation to Cuyahoga County.

“I look forward to joining the county administration and helping County Executive Budish achieve his vision of a county where people have equal access to justice and opportunity,” said Mason. “The administration’s focus on impacting climate change locally is also very compelling to me. I am excited to become part of the team.”

Mason is scheduled to start his new position on July 15.