I grew up in a family committed to service. My grandfather, father, brother, brother-in-law, wife Amanda and I all served or are serving in the armed forces. That legacy led me to become engaged in my community and to pursue public office in Hudson. My greatest passion is to be a part of making a positive impact for my fellow Ohioans, and I will be relentless in my efforts to fight for you.
Although the U.S. Air Force brought Amanda and me to Ohio, we chose to stay and make a life here. We love our state, and we want to spend our lives contributing to all of the things that make Ohio great.
I recognize that the only way to make real change is through collaboration. I am a Democrat who likes to get things done! I have a bipartisan record -- I served on Ohio Republican Congressman Steve Austria’s Blue Ribbon Commission for Economic Development, and I have been serving on U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown’s Service Academy Nomination panel since 2008. I will work to build bridges between parties to push through the change we need.