Shontel’s base of support comes from within the district. She has built coalitions over nearly a decade in service. Her constituents know the experience and temperament she brings to the job and her commitment to service.
Shontel was twice elected as a city council member in Warrensville Heights and twice as county council member. She worked across Cuyahoga County to ensure a broad base of support to become the first woman and first Black person to chair the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party.