About William

William Sherer grew up right here in Canton and attended Canton City Schools. He was brought up in a working family and learned the importance of hard work and community at a young age. After meeting his wife Carrie, they decided to raise their three daughters here in Canton.

Sherer has always been proud to serve his community. He has had the honor of being elected President of the Canton City Council, where he dedicated his work to fighting for working families. Sherer served as the Business Manager of Ironworkers Local 550, Vice Chairman of the Stark Democratic Party, and President of the Ohio Ironworkers.

Sherer is determined to continue showing up for Canton as Mayor. He believes in expanding community safety, protecting workers’ rights and wages, creating high-quality jobs, and helping every child to graduate with more access to apprenticeships and vocational training.

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On The Issues


William Sherer is dedicated to making the necessary improvements to Canton's streets so that residents can look forward to smoother roads and fewer disruptions. He is ready to take action now and build on the city's progress to bring an end to this issue. With his commitment, residents can have the assurance that the road conditions will be addressed and made a top priority.

Working Families

William is a champion of Canton’s workers. His unwavering dedication to creating high-paying, quality jobs and expanding access to livable wages and protections for workers will help to build up the city and its people. Drawing on his experience as the President of the Ohio Ironworkers, William is committed to investing in new opportunities for employment, ensuring that the hardworking men and women of Canton have the resources they need to thrive. He knows that the future of Canton is directly tied to the prosperity of its workforce – and he is ready to make meaningful change.


The people of Canton are in dire need of more career opportunities. Investing in educational apprenticeships and vocational training programs will give the citizens of this city the skills and experience needed to secure well-paying, fulfilling careers. By offering students alternative routes to success, we can not only give them the opportunity to reach their full potential, but also create a strong economy and workforce for our city to thrive.


William Sherer II understands how important safety is to the community of Canton and is committed to ensuring that every resident feels safe in their neighborhood. He will work to ensure our safety forces have the resources they need to keep us safe, expand wi-fiber technology, and grow our crisis response team to assist with mental health issues in our community.

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