Growing Our Economy
"Our global, regional and local economies are changing, and we need to invest in our workforce to adapt. We need to make sure our workforce has the skills needed to meet the demands of high-growth industries like renewable energies, high-end manufacturing, information technology and healthcare. We also need to eliminate overly burdensome regulations put in place by Ohio politicians that are preventing wind companies from bringing jobs to Ohio. We have a tremendous opportunity here in the 37th District to invest in our future and provide good-paying jobs for many years to come."
Restoring Local Control
"As a Hudson City Councilman, I’ve seen the state limit our local governments’ ability to provide critical upgrades to infrastructure and emergency response capability through severe budget cuts. Even our most well-to-do communities struggle with basic road upkeep. Our emergency responders are hampered in their ability to respond to the opioid crisis. Ohio’s rainy day fund is now full, but the state continues to hoard money and direct resources away from local governments. When I go down to Columbus, I will fight to empower local governments so that they can invest in and deliver the services necessary to ensure our kids grow up in the strongest possible communities."
Educating Our Children
"Our state wasted $1 billion in taxpayer money on unaccountable charter schools as part of a corrupt pay-to-play scheme. This is unacceptable, and we can’t expect the same people who broke the system to fix it. I will fight to restructure the way we fund our public schools and invest in our children's future with strong universal pre-K. Our children deserve a solid educational foundation to ensure they are prepared to join tomorrow’s workforce, and I will deliver the resources necessary for them to succeed."
Protecting Our Environment
"The 37th District is home to parts of Cuyahoga Valley National Park, a perfect example of Ohio’s natural beauty and one of our country’s most visited National Parks. Preserving and enhancing our natural environment is good for the health, happiness, and prosperity of our families as well as our economy. As a member of the Leadership Hudson Class of 2014, I was proud to lead the private fundraising and implementation of a solar array at Barlow Community Center, which also serves educational purposes for our schools and training purposes for first responders. I am now leading the charge to explore utility scale solar power in Hudson. We need to turn our attention towards sustainable and responsible environmental policies that make sense for Ohio’s economy and our families."