Born and raised in Gahanna, I am a proud product of Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools, from High Point through GLHS. Gahanna was a wonderful place to grown up, and I am thrilled my wife and I have made it our home, too.
A graduate of Otterbein University, I moved to New York to pursue theatre, interning with NBCUniversal, and I was blessed to meet my wonderful wife, Aileen. After touring the country together with an educational children's theatre company, we returned to Ohio, ultimately moving back home to Gahanna because we knew this was where we wanted to lay down roots for our own family. I remain active in the community I grew up in, and I currently serve on the board of the Gahanna Area Arts Council.
I graduated from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, and I have since built my legal career as an advocate focused on constituent services, working for the City of Columbus, the Ohio General Assembly, and the U.S. House of Representatives. I have built a life of service, and I look forward to serving Gahanna as your elected City Council Member.
I'm running because I love my hometown. I loved growing up here, and I am thrilled for the opportunity to serve the community that has given my parents, my four siblings, and myself so much.
I'm running because we need to:
1. Safeguard our city's finances
I believe we need to be thoughtful about expending taxpayer dollars entrustred to the City while at the same time maintaining a level of service that our residents have come to expect.
2. Improve our city's infrastructure
For years, due to a lack of funds, critical infrastructure updates were placed on hold. With the passage of Issue 12, the City is well-positioned to expand our street paving program, replace curbs, install sidewalks, and upgrade playground equipment in our parks.
3. Invest in our families' future
Gahanna is at a crossroads. As the peoplation continues to grow throughout the region, we need responsible, sustainable, and intentional growth so that we are equipped for the coming decade while preserving what makes Gahanna a terrific place to live, work, and play.
We need active, responsive, and accountable leadership on City Council that listens to the voices of the community. As your elected Gahanna City Councilmember, I will listen to and amplify your voice on council.
We need people who will show up in the community for their friends and neighbors. I love this community, and I have your back.
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Central Ohio Labor Council, AFL-CIO
Franklin County Auditor, Michael Stinziano
Ohio Environmental Council Action Fund
State Representative Mary Lightbody
U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown
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