Faith. Family. Hard work.
I was born and raised in Northeast Ohio as the third generation living on the family farm. With three older brothers, I witnessed the daily rewards and struggles of service-oriented hard-work. At an early age, my parents ingrained the values of faith, family, and service to your community in me. I never forgot these lessons or my blue-collar background.
At the age of 22, while working three jobs and becoming the first in my family to graduate college, I was elected to the 50th House District in Ohio, becoming the youngest female to ever serve in the Ohio House of Representatives.
During my time in office served in multiple leadership positions, most notably being made the Midwest Chair of the American Legislative Exchange Council Women’s Caucus, and Vice-Chair of the Energy & Natural Resources Committee for the 131st and 132nd General Assemblies. I also served on the Public Utilities Committee, and the Agriculture & Rural Development Committee and have served on the Veterans Affairs Committee, Community and Family Advancement Committee, Small Business and Economic Development Committee, Health and Aging Committee, Advisory on Aging Council, Ohio Commission on Hispanic and Latino Affairs, the Ohio Power Siting Board and the Board of Regents Internship and Co-Op Advisory Board.
I was nationally recognized by Forbes Magazine, who named me one of their 30 Under 30 for my legislative work on restoring Ohio’s reputation as a national economic leader working to create a better business climate to sustain a robust private-sector job market. I was also asked to serve as an Ohio TV and radio surrogate on the successful presidential campaign of President Donald J. Trump, who carried my state by over 8%. I became an international delegate for the American Council of Young Political Leaders. At the end of 2016, I was tapped to Chair the Electoral College in Ohio for President-Elect Donald Trump.
Yet of all the recognition I received for my work, the support of voters was the most humbling. I won re-election in three landslide victories, winning by 20 points in 2012, 35 points in 2014, and 46 points in 2016- outperforming every federal and state candidate in my district, including President Trump.
Why I’m Running.
My husband Adam and I have called Northeast Ohio home our entire lives and are now raising our three children here. I love this community, like I love my family. Yet I’m concerned with our current direction.
Our current representative has disrespected the office of the President during the State of the Union, stood by as radicals and socialists have slowly taken over the House of Representatives, all while Northeast Ohio lags behind the rest of the country in economic growth.
I want to restore the traditions that made America Great. I want to restore economic prosperity to lower and middle-class families, advocate for those in Northeast Ohio who feel forgotten, and make the economy work for underprivileged people, those without college degrees, and Americans living in rural areas. To help me fight against the growing influence of socialism and work to conserve what made America great, join me today.