Nicholas Celebrezze - House District 15

State Rep. Nicholas J. Celebrezze (D-Parma) serves his Democratic colleages as assistant House Democratic leader in the 132nd General Assembly.

During his time in the legislature, Celebrezze has been an outspoken advocate for government that works for all Ohioans. After serving six years as a Parma City Councilman, Celebrezze brings to the Statehouse a passion and dedication for increasing the quality of life for all Ohioans.

Because Celebrezze was a former Cuyahoga County Adult Probation Officer and Assistant County Prosecutor he recognizes the importance of keeping our streets safe. While on council, he sponsored legislation that was critical in ensuring that Parma remained one of the “safest cities in the nation”, he also authored the legislation that made parents financially responsible for the criminal actions of their minor children. Additionally during his tenure on Council, the City was able to build two-state of the art fire stations that will serve its residents far into the future.

Nick was born November 22, 1977 at Parma Community Hospital, the youngest of three children. His mother, Daria Y. Celebrezze, a former school teacher, grew up in Parma where her family owned a business and were active in St. Joseph’s parish. His father, Judge James P. Celebrezze, a lifelong resident of Cuyahoga County, has been in public service for six decades, and has had the opportunity to be elected to every branch of government. His older sister Leslie Ann is currently serving as a Judge on the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court, and his older brother Jim is a Physician and Professor of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh.

Nick is a graduate of the University of Akron, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree with Honors from the Bliss Institute of American Politics, and Cleveland Marshall College of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctorate. He was admitted into the practice of law in May of 2004 and presently owns and operates a small Family-owned law firm in Parma.

Celebrezze is also active throughout the community as a member of the Parma Jaycees, the Parma Bar Association, the Ohio Bar Association, the North East Ohio City Council Association, the Justinian Forum, and is the elected Chairman of Partisan Ohio Sports Club, which encourages sportsmanship and public service throughout North East Ohio. He was elected by the citizens of Parma to serve on the Parma City Charter Commission in 2003 and has proudly donated his time every year for the Parma Animal Shelter adopt-a-thon. In September of 2011, Nick was named the official color commentator for local television high school soccer matches for PACTV.