COLUMBUS— State Rep. Phil Robinson (D-Solon) today issued the following statement on the passage of Joseph Regano, superintendent of the Solon City School District, who died of cancer Sunday morning.

“My condolences to the family and friends of Joe Regano— he will be greatly missed. It is a tragedy to lose someone like Joe. From the very beginning of his career teaching business at Euclid schools and eventually becoming the business manager at their central office, Joe showed that type of excellence that allowed him to become a superintendent within just a few years of joining the Solon City School District. Through innovation and hard work, Joe’s 35 years of leadership of Solon schools helped make it not just one of the top school districts in Northeast Ohio, but one of the top school districts in both the state and the entire country. Joe did this by bringing teachers, students, parents, school board members, community leaders and many others together in collaboration to expand and enhance Solon schools.

But Joe didn’t stop there, he didn’t just care about supporting teachers and building success for Solon’s public school students. Joe was an advocate of public education and the future of all Ohio children. In his long career before I even came to serve in Columbus, Joe came to speak to my colleagues and predecessors to defend and promote a high quality education in our public schools. His devotion to education was exemplary and something we all need to strive toward.

He didn’t believe in the formality of being called Superintendent Regano, he asked me to call him Joe, which was the type of guy he was. It won’t just be his family, friends and the students and staff of Solon schools that will miss him. I will miss him as both an advocate of public education and as a friend, and I, along with the entirety of the communities of Solon and Glenwillow, will miss him as a leader and a friend of our children’s future. Rest in peace Joe.”


Featured Posts

Rep. Robinson, House Dems Outline Priorities As Assembly Returns To Consider Emergency Legislation Amid Coronavirus Outbreak


State Rep. Phil Robinson (D-Solon) today joined Democratic colleagues to outline several key priorities as lawmakers return to the Statehouse this week to take up emergency measures to address the public health and economic crises facing the state amid the COVID-19 pandemic.


Rep. Robinson Urges Adherence To ODH Best Practices Amid Confirmation Of Multiple Cases Of COVID-19 In Cuyahoga County


State Rep. Phil Robinson (D-Solon) today urged Cuyahoga County residents to adhere to best practices outlined by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) amid the continued spread of COVID-19 disease, commonly known as the coronavirus, with 69 confirmed cases in Cuyahoga County. 


Rep. Robinson Releases Statement On Ohio Primary Election Amid Confusion And Growing Cases Of COVID-19


State Rep. Phil Robinson (D-Solon) today issued a statement as efforts remain ongoing to reschedule the Ohio primary, that was originally scheduled for March 17 but was postponed as the state continues to battle the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.


Rep. Robinson Joins Statehouse Dems In Call For Immediate Fix To EdChoice, State Report Cards


State Rep. Phil Robinson (D-Solon), who serves as Ranking Member on the House Primary and Secondary Education Committee,issued a statement today concerning the immediate need to fix the state’s EdChoice voucher program: