Jobs & The Economy: Ohio's jobs growth rate is anemic. The Governor himself said The State was on the verge of recession. Congress needs to commit to pro-growth policies which empower small business owners to thrive in our communities.
Unions: My father is a longtime Union Man. I held a leadership in a union while working for Cuyahoga County. I successfully fought for paid leave for my fellow members. We need to continue protect our Unions and workers rights from assaults from The Right.
Healthcare: The Affordable Care Act is not perfect - but no bill is. Republican Partisanship needs to cease and a bi-partisan effort needs to examine ways we can improve upon what is already in place. A good start - bringing to the table those who have worked in healthcare and using their experience to drive further change.
Education: Teachers need to be released from the restrictions of "teaching to the test". Teachers are amongst the brightest and most creative minds we have in America. We need to allow them to put their talents to use to benefit our children
Student Loan Debt: This is our country's next economic bubble, and not nearly enough people are paying attention. We need to immediately find more creative ways to help these young professionals to pay off their debt, or risk putting the economy back on the brink of recession.
Climate Change and Our Great Lakes: We are fortunate to live next to one of the largest bodies of fresh water in North America. However, we've seen the effects of carelessly protecting it - each summer with the algae bloom. It is imperative that we continue to fund the protection of Lake Erie and put forth policy which protects the environment.