Ohio’s Future: Education
I continue to support education as my top budget priority as the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. 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.
Ohio Jobs: Create and Retain
We have great natural and people resources we can draw upon as we turn around our economy and reach record employment numbers. Ohio is rated as a great place to do business because we are centrally located, have fresh water, affordable real estate, and offer job training and education in all corners of the state. I will continue to make sure Ohio is a great place to do business.
Lake Erie: Protect and Preserve
As the crown jewel of our natural resources, Lake Erie needs to be protected, promoted and preserved. I was a 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 current and future generations. It is just an amazing asset.
Ohio Government: Accessible and Accountable
We are elected to SERVE our constituents and I value that relationship. My job is to be of service and to be accessible to you and to your concerns. We may not always agree on every issue but I want to hear what you have to say. I realize that people feel that they do not have a voice but it is my job to give you voice. You can reach me through traditional means of calling or emailing my Ohio Senate office, or you can reach me through social media. I want to hear from you and understand what I can do to help improve the lives of my constituents. I am also happy to work with you to get better access to state services.