Get to Know Sam Melden

Get to Know 2017 Endorsed Candidate ... Sam Melden

Name: Sam Melden
Office you’re seeking: Toledo City Council At-Large
Are you an incumbent? If so, how many years?: No
Age: 33
Twitter: @sammelden


Why are you running?

I'm running because we need a fresh, energetic voice on City Council. I have served this community for the past 10 years in the non-profit community and am ready to step up and serve my community on Toledo City Council.

What are the most important issues on your campaign?

Clean, safe & affordable water for everyone in our city. Safe, strong, and family-friendly neighborhoods.

Give us a fun fact about yourself.

I never missed a day of school in my life. K-12. True story

Who is your favorite president? Why?

LBJ. No President or presidency is perfect, but I have a real appreciation for the depth and breadth of what he accomplished while serving the country.

What’s your favorite food on the campaign trail? Why?

Pizza or Coffee. Or both. Anytime, anywhere, in a box or with a fox. (That's a "Sam I Am" joke.)

If you could be a superhero, who would you be? Why?

My mom. She taught me everything I know about how to be a superhero.

If you were a professional athlete what song would you choose to be your “walk out” song?

Anything from Rocky.

What was your first paid job?

I was a caddy at a country club. Cinderella story...

How can young dems help in your race? 

- Think of 10 Toledoans you know and call them and ask them to Vote Sam Melden on September 12th.
- Spread the word on social media.
- Come to Toledo and volunteer on my campaign!
-  Donate!

Want to help out Sam's campaign?! Join OYD and the Young Democrats of America Great Lakes Region in Toledo on Saturday, September 9, 2017 for a meeting and GOTV (primary) canvass. See the schedule and then RSVP!