We owe it to our children and their children to take the threat of climate change seriously, and we need to do everything we can to ensure that energy jobs of all stripes are in Ohio--not other states.
But like so many issues, Washington uses this as a political football and tells us we have to choose between a safe environment for our children’s future and good paying jobs.
I lived overseas and went to college in Hawaii and lived in Asia. I saw first hand how bad our air quality can be.. There were days in Beijing where my eyes burned from the pollution in the air.
We have to reduce emissions and shift our focus to green jobs and energy. But we have to make sure those jobs are in Ohio and not allow our efforts to clean up the environment to hurt local businesses. We can do both.
And instead of trying to eliminate fossil fuels, we should safely encourage job creators in the fossil fuel industry to hire Ohioans while incentivizing them for an inevitable shift towards renewable energy jobs. We must start building that infrastructure now.
Every child in Ohio deserves an A+ education in a great school with great teachers.
Too often the quality of your education depends on which school district you live in and ivy league politicians in Washington aren’t doing anything about it, because their kids aren’t the ones suffering.
I took a non traditional path in my schooling. I dropped out of highschool and got a GED and went right to work. Later, I attended community college and then graduated from the University of Hawaii with a degree in political science. I received a full scholarship to study at Beijing University and became an expert in the Chinese language. I also received a full scholarship for an MBA.
Healthcare is a burden for American families, businesses, and our overall economy.
Immigration is what our country is built on. Americans are proud of our diverse roots and welcome others from all over the world to take part in the great American accomplishment.
Inflation is the unspoken burden of American families. In normal times inflation is a 2.5% tax on American workers. Meaning if you do not get at least a 2.5% raise yearly, you will make less and less year over year. From 2021-2022 we have seen a 7% or more inflation rate. This means every American has lost 7% of their buying power, making it harder everyday for Americans to make ends meet.
America has been the guiding light of a nation's infrastructure for most of the 20th century. I want to make sure that the USA leads in infrastructure for the remainder of this century into the 22nd century, and there is no better place to build the infrastructure for America than in Ohio.
What is infrastructure? Infrastructure is a public good that allows connectivity and utility to all.
Good infrastructure does this on a level that can be found in many countries around the globe.
Great infrastructure is what we need to create and that can only be found in the USA and places us in a position that competitively sets us apart from other countries.
America’s innovation and innovators has and always will be the backbone of our economy and our exceptionalism. However, fierce competition out of China and other countries is making America less competitive. With the right people in congress I know the USA, especially Ohio, can be home to the innovation, and builders of the future. Right now, there are many companies moving out of California to Florida, Texas, Tennessee, and other states. They should be moving to Ohio. There are also many new startups that are being created. Why not here in Ohio?
Insider Stock Trading
It is crazy that people in congress are trading stocks of the companies that they are supposed to regulate. The fact is you can't regulate companies that you have personal vestige in their success or failure. Congress has time and time again shown that they will trade on new coming out of their committees and inside information. This must stop NOW!
Minimum wage needs to be a livable wage. If you put in 40 hours a week with no overtime at minimum wage that should be enough to support you.
In Ohio, we build things. We need to future proof Ohio by making our state competitive to get the jobs that are going to other states . I grew up here and I remember the dignity of work growing up next to the steel plant. We need to turn hard work into skills, skills into careers,and careers into generational family & community stability.
Our small businesses deserve an environment that fosters growth and development that
leads to the dignity of living wages and paychecks. When I go to Washington I’ll fight to bring resources back to our state that incentivize businesses coming into the district.
Right now the USA is seeing a new emerging industrial revolution. Tesla, Rivian, and Ford,are manufacturing back in the USA. And we absolutely can not allow Ohio to miss out on the next phase of industrial growth. We need someone in Washington who is going to fight for Ohio, to make sure that we’re doing everything possible to bring jobs to Ohio - whether that’s making a more business-friendly environment, or setting up our workers to be the 21st century talent these companies need.
Our Lakes and Parks
There is so much to say about our great lakes. They are a natural marvel that needs to be protected at all costs. Lake Erie is also an amazing economic attraction that is sorely underutilized. We need to not only protect our lake but also try to develop this great resource for tourism, summer recreational activities, restaurant and bars, and encourage people from all over the world to to see and experience one of the greatest fresh bodies of water in the world.
Supporting Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs
I am a two time and current small business owner. I understand the importance of small businesses to the community and the time and energy it takes to start, own, and run a small business. I believe small businesses are the pillars of communities.