ABOUT LAUREN MCNALLY
Lauren McNally is presently the City of Youngstown 5th Ward Councilwoman, first elected in 2015. She currently lives on Youngstown's West Side with her husband, Breen, and four children. After graduating from Ursuline High School, she continued her education at The Ohio State University and Miami University, earning degrees in Political Science and Journalism. Immediately after college, she worked around the country as a journalist for various local NPR stations and other print media outlets. Lauren has since worked for Consulting firms as a Marketing Specialist.
Lauren has been active in our community as well, serving on various community boards, including American Red Cross and Women's Junior League of Youngstown.
As a City Council member, Lauren chairs the City Finance Committee and also serves on the committees for General Improvements, Public Utilities, Legislation, Public Health, Housing Community & Economic Development, and Education.
Lauren's family values come from her mom being one of nine daughters of local legendary high school football coach and longtime Ursuline High School principal, Tom Carey. Her Grandfather's lifelong dedication to education as well as the athletic programs he built showed Lauren how teachers do so much more than just teach our children.
Her dad’s father was a lifelong union mill worker who didn’t just use his union wages to provide a good life for his wife and kids, but he also assisted numerous people in emigrating from his native Romania to America so that they could also better their lives. His life is an amazing example of how union benefits can have a wide-reaching impact.
Both of Lauren's grandfathers were World War II veterans who instilled strong values in their children. Of all the influences in her life, no one has had the kind of impact a public servant can have on people’s lives more than her father-in-law, Jerome McNally. He served in the very seat on Youngstown City Council that Lauren now serves, as well as serving in other various public positions for two decades.
Lauren's family has shown her how service and leadership can truly enrich the lives of people around you and build up a better community.
That service is what she wants to share throughout the Mahoning Valley as the 59th State of Ohio House District Representative.