Ohio’s Future: Education

As Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, I continue to support education as my top budget priority. Public education, whether at traditional public schools or charter/community schools, must prepare students for tomorrow’s economic environment. Successful students are the surest way to invest and maintain a productive and competitive Ohio.

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Ohio Jobs: Create and Retain

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, we saw historically low unemployment numbers. Now, as we rebuild our economy, we have to promote investment from inside and outside Ohio, encourage businesses to expand with our low taxes, reduce regulations and improve workforce development. Because of our central location, freshwater natural resource, affordable real estate and strong two and four-year colleges and universities, I am confident that Ohio is and will continue to be a great place to do business.

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Lake Erie: Protect and Preserve

As the crown jewel of our natural resources, Lake Erie needs to be protected, promoted and preserved. I was the sponsor and strong advocate for the Great Lakes Compact that includes all the states around the Great Lakes and Canada. I am proud of the work I have done and will continue to do to ensure this resource for future generations.

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Ohio Government: Accessible and Accountable

I was elected to serve my constituents and I value that relationship. My job is to be accessible to you and your concerns. We may not always agree on every issue, but I want to hear what you have to say. I want to hear from you and understand what I can do to help improve the lives of my constituents.

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