One of the best aspects of being a state representative is that I get to spend my free time meeting with more and more constituents from across the district. Sometimes this is at community meetings, sometimes town hall meetings, and other times fairs and festivals.
Of course, for these industries to remain successful, Ohio has to be an attractive place to live, work, and visit. Not only must we take action to keep our state as friendly toward business and farming as possible, but we have to focus on drawing in more people to visit our local attractions, including the wineries. Finding a way to fund Ohio tourism has been an important accomplishment during this General Assembly.
A healthy balance of agriculture, manufacturing, and tourism will keep our local economy thriving and ensure that more residents in Ashtabula, Trumbull, and other nearby counties will have good jobs with good pay. That’s why I will continue to focus on these areas.